The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Delightful - utterly delightful! And, a great read!
The book is presented as a series of letters... an interesting and successfully done method for this book.
It is the story of the people in Guernsey, the part of England occupied by the Germans during World War II, during the occupation and immediately post war.
As a lover of history, these little known stories come alive in this book - stories of people and a place forgotten, that survived by their own ingenuity and struggles. The characters are rich and lively.
It is also an emotional journey - from the horrors of war to the prayers for lasting peace and the carve out of joy and happiness.
This is a must read!