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By Marry Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
A lovely book.
Key words might include the German occupation, romance, journalism, war stories, and so on. The genuine characters and epistolary style may draw much attention as well. 401 more words
"The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - epistolary novel packed with strong voices and deep emotions
About forty-five minutes in to this eight hour novel, I was on the verge of giving up. I liked the writing and the pace but I couldn’t engage with the apparently privileged middle-class characters sharing light-weight banter about publishing and book tours, immediately after the end of World War Two. 736 more words
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“Days were grey with hard work and evenings were black from boredom. Everyone was sickly from so little nourishment and bleak from wondering if it would ever end.
What’s it about?
It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. 583 more words