The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a story, told in letter format, which discusses life in Guernsey under the German occupation in World War 2. The reasons for my choosing this book are: partly I felt that such a real subject would be a good contrast to the last group read, and that the style of writing was also a different way to engage the reader.
I love historical fiction as I think that not only are you enjoying a good story, you actually learn a little about the subject matter at the same time. When I first read this book, many years ago, I found it engaging and informative as I had known little about the occupation of the Channel Islands prior to this. I fell in love with the characters and really felt that I knew them; I really value an authors ability to engage me in this way.
The book has received incredibly high praise and good reviews externally which I hope will mean many people will enjoy it.
Dawn (Reader Development Team).
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