È il 1946 e Juliet Ashton, giovane giornalista londinese di successo, è in cerca di un libro da scrivere. All'improvviso riceve una lettera da Dawsey Adams - che per caso ha comprato un volume che una volta le era appartenuto — e, animati dal comune amore per la lettura, cominciano a scriversi. Quando Dawsey le rivela di essere membro del Club del libro e della torta di bucce di patata di Guernsey, in Juliet si scatena la curiosità di saperne di più e inizia un'intensa corrispondenza con gli altri membri del circolo. Mentre le lettere volano avanti e indietro attraverso la Manica con storie della vita a Guernsey sotto l'occupazione tedesca, Juliet scopre che il club è straordinario e bizzarro come il nome che porta. Una commedia brillante (anche se nel corso della narrazione emergono tradimenti, bassezze, vigliaccherie) che parla di amore per i libri, di editori, scrittori e lettori, e poi di coraggio di fronte al male, di lealtà e amicizia, e di come i libri ti possano salvare la vita.
Da questo romanzo l'omonimo film diretto da Mike Newell e distribuito in Italia su Netflix.
- ISBN: 8898713908
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 304
Several years ago, I worked at an art gallery here in Anchorage. Though I loved the art, I wasn’t much good at selling it. More often than not, I just chatted up the customers, who were from all over the world. One night, four elderly people wandered in. They told me they were from a tiny island off Leggi tutto
Dear Mary Ann Shaffer, I recently read your book 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. It brought a few questions to my mind. Juliet writes in one of her letters: "Dear Sidney, What an inspired present you sent kit - red satin tap shoes covered with sequins" Didn't Sidney know what pres Leggi tutto
Although the abrupt ending frustrated me, the rest of the book was so soothing. This is probably due to the fact it was written in letters to loved ones and not the subject matter itself, as it focuses heavily on the atrocities of WWII. Also, it's a book about books ! Nothing makes me happier than re Leggi tutto
*3.5 stars* “Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.” Believe it or not—as shallow as this may sound—the stunning movie tie-in cover was the catalyst, goading me to take a hard look and commit to a b Leggi tutto
Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Schaffer - image from from chrestomanci.over-blog.com - Schaffer wrote most of the book, but was terminally ill so called in her niece, Barrows, to help her complete it. The GL&PPPS tells of Nazi occupation of this Channel Island during WW II. The story is told via a serie Leggi tutto
Once again I find myself reading ten pages of a book which is meant to be 'great' and wondering why it is just rubbish. I was meant to read this for a book club but it was about as palatable as a potato peel pie so I spat it out uneaten. Now, I'm sure there are American authors who can write in an au Leggi tutto
I'm in favor of: -pig farmers as romantic leads -parrots named Zenobia who eat cuckoo clocks -women who do the asking I'm not in favor of: -strong silent types as romantic leads -adorable children -parrots getting more page time than goats
Gush, gush, gush, gush, gush, gush, gush!!! GUSH!!!!! So yes, clearly I loved this book. I think the only person I wouldn’t recommend this book to is one of those people who only read meaty tomes that might give regular people a brain embolism while they’re trying to make sense of the 17 different la Leggi tutto
‘’Real dyed-in-the-wool readers can’t lie. Our faces always give us away. A raised brow or a curled lip means that it’s a poor excuse for a book, and the clever customers ask for recommendation instead, whereupon we frog-march them over to a particular volume and command them to read it.’’ Follow Leggi tutto
I loved this book - it's on my favorites shelf. So obviously I recommend it! In my March 2018 buddy read with Trish (which kind of disintegrated because she raced ahead and finished the whole book in like one day :p) I was impressed with how well the authors melded actual historical facts about the i Leggi tutto
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