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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Over her several months on the island, Juliet also falls in love with Dawsey and proposes marriage. The only people who dislike even the smallest thing about her are the evil people. Barrows did so and is credited as co-author of the novel. Tender at the Bone Ruth Reichl?While casting about for a new subject, and charismatic, who has found Juliet's name and address in a second-hand copy of Charles Lamb's essays, a second-generation Pakistani shopkeeper. Rebell. Jasmina Ali. Diane Setterfield.
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Duchess of Cambridge finds inspiration in rabbits and Nazi rebels. It is just after WWII and people are trying to reclaim their lives and figure out if and how to move on from the tragedy of the war. And then Juliet marries a pig farmer and settles down on the Guernsey islands. Another one of those recent successful books that everyone is raving about.
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T he zany title of Mary Ann Shaffer's first and, alas, last novel derives from an invented book club on the island of Guernsey in the second world war. The club is invented by the resourceful character Elizabeth McKenna, who, bumping into a German patrol after curfew with a crowd of revellers, makes the society up on the spot. In reality, the tipsy party had been consuming forbidden roast pig at Amelia Maugery's. This is less a historical novel than a bibliophilic jeu d'esprit by an ex-librarian and bookseller, posthumously published, and completed by her niece Annie Barrows. A novel in letters about books, bibliophiles, publishers, authors and readers, it centres on an imagined post-occupation Guernsey.
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Mary Ann Shaffer's first and only novel opens in London in , and could scarcely, it seems, be more English. Yet its author was an American, a bibliophile from West Virginia who died earlier this year. She is at home with both the idiom of her characters and the epistolary form of her novel. It is sad to think that this is her sole published work. She had been encouraged to write by members of her book club and, in her late sixties, took the plunge. Having visited Guernsey in , Shaffer became fascinated by the wartime occupation of the Channel Islands, and during the course of her research - woven unobtrusively into the the book - she heard tales of terrible cruelty and great courage. The deprivation was such that the German soldiers would risk execution by stealing food from the islanders, who themselves subsisted mainly on turnip soup and fried their parboiled potatoes by scorching them on an iron.
There are well-written stories and badly written ones and many times, the most poignant tales are the ones that spring from togetherness and coincidences. It was 20 years before Shaffer began a novel dealing with Guernsey. Digital Spy. Alternate Versions.
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