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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Ash
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Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Sat December 11th, 2010, 6:59 pm

"Michy" wrote:However, I felt that towards the end, the book fell apart somewhat. That is, some of the scenes were ludicrous and made the characters seem not just quirky (as they had all along) but downright ridiculous. I wish some of those parts had been written in a different way, and some left out entirely. But I haven't run across anyone else who felt that way, so I'm obviously in a minority...


I also noticed how different the two sections were, and had my quibbles at the end, but all in all enjoyed it. This book had two authors; the original writer died when the book was almost completed. Her neice completed it and had it published. I don't know who wrote what parts, or what parts the neice changed, but I suspect that does explain the differences

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rockygirl
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Location: Upstate New York

Postby rockygirl » Sun December 12th, 2010, 4:32 am

"Ash" wrote:I also noticed how different the two sections were, and had my quibbles at the end, but all in all enjoyed it. This book had two authors; the original writer died when the book was almost completed. Her neice completed it and had it published. I don't know who wrote what parts, or what parts the neice changed, but I suspect that does explain the differences


I didn't realize this fact. It does explain the very tidied up plots at the end.

I loved the rest of the book.

tsjmom
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Postby tsjmom » Sun December 12th, 2010, 7:09 pm

I loved this book. It's very heartwarming, the characters are quirky, and the writing style is unique.

SCW
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Preferred HF: Lately World Two or the time immediately before and after this period
Location: Australia

Postby SCW » Mon December 13th, 2010, 8:05 am

I just lent this to a friends whose relatives lived on Jersey during the occupation, apparently there was no electricity or gas on the island after D-Day. And they had to share their house with German Officers!

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Rowan
Bibliophile
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Re: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Postby Rowan » Mon April 30th, 2018, 2:36 am

10 years after the last post about this amazing book and I'm just here to confess that I just now read it because I thought it was something entirely different. I happened to see the trailer for the film and my first reaction was, "Oh." I immediately went out and bought it and devoured it soon after.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Re: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon April 30th, 2018, 3:36 am

I, too was put off by the odd title. But after enough people whose tastes I knew I shared said it was good, I read it. A great read!

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Madeleine
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George & The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Postby Madeleine » Mon April 30th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Still have it somewhere on a tbr mountain :oops:
Currently reading "A Suitable Vengeance" by Elizabeth George and "The Dark Angel" by Elly Griffiths

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: Monsoon Summer by Julia Gregson & Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager(Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Postby Vanessa » Tue May 1st, 2018, 3:18 pm

It's a lovely story. Looking forward to the film.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind


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