Shaffer, Mary Ann & BARROWS, Annie. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
SHAFFER, Mary Ann & BARROWS, Annie. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee and Juliet Mills Juliet Mills (born Juliet Maryon Mills on November 21 1941 in London) is an English character actress, most famous for her roles on shows such as Nanny and the Professor and Passions. . 7 cds. 8 hrs. Books on Tape. 2008. 978-14159-5440-9. $80.00. Vinyl; plot notes. SA*
This moving epistolary novel epistolary novel
Novel in the form of a series of letters written by one or more characters. It allows the author to present the characters' thoughts without interference, convey events with dramatic immediacy, and present events from several points of view. starts in the winter of 1946, just after the end of WW II in a stark London, barely recovering. Plucky pluck·y
adj. pluck·i·er, pluck·i·est
Having or showing courage and spirit in trying circumstances. See Synonyms at brave.
pluck journalist Juliet Ashton, who spent the war in London writing a humor humor, according to ancient theory, any of four bodily fluids that determined man's health and temperament. Hippocrates postulated that an imbalance among the humors (blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile) resulted in pain and disease, and that good health was column for the Times to keep spirits up, is searching for a topic for a book. She finds one in a correspondence with a resident of Guernsey, an island off the coast of England that was occupied by the Germans and almost totally isolated for five years during the war. She decides to write about the occupation. She corresponds with many Guernsey residents, her editor and old friend, her American admirer, and other close friends; and when she visits Guernsey, we learn much about the horror and devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. effects of war. We also see how books and reading open worlds and friendship for many people. Beautifully performed by an outstandingly talented cast of readers who get all the many characters and accents just right. Charming perfection. Jean Palmer, KLIATT