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.