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Guernsey Joy L

The title intrigued me before I opened the first page…so a good start!

A delightful, entwined vein of humour, curiosity and enlightenment, lifts this story of the plight of a group of Guernsey people during the German occupation in World War 11 to a higher level. Many parents were separated from their children for five years, when they were sent to the doubtful safety of mainland UK.

The better side of human nature illuminates and rises above the gloom and evilness which exists in wars

An interesting, diverse bunch of characters discover that words, put together in a pleasing manner, elevate the pleasures of reading, and surprise individuals who have never read before. And so the, often hungry, residents of Guernsey are thrown together by the need for friendship and the love of books; and a different kind of sustenance.

If you are looking for truth, drama, well-drawn characters, the milk of human kindness and a love interest, you will find them within the pages of this book’s covers

Written by two people with intelligence, finesse and a lively imagination: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, it educates, pleases – enormously – and leaves one with a lingering smile and a desire to spread the joy of the written word.

The Guernsey literary and Potato Peel Society can be bought from Amazon.

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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