I first read this book about 7 or 8 years ago on the recommendation of mum. I liked it so much I've read it several times since (including, spookily enough, just now).
When I was a the cinema recently I saw that it has been made into a movie and will be released on 20 April.
I have a feeling I may have to go by myself as hubby won't want to see it!!
January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow
of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book
subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s
never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name
written inside a book by Charles Lamb….
As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet
is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully
eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born
as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew
by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human
cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.
Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s
members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the
recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories,
she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.