Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I saw this book floating around Instagram and other book bloggers were raving about it but then I saw the movie pop up on Netflix! If there is a movie based on a book I prefer to read the book before the movie. That Netflix release gave me the push I needed to add this book to my list and I am so glad I did!

I have been fascinated with literary works based on the post World War 2 era. I love the rebuilding and newfound love of patriotism for ones country but also the mourning in loss of those that didn’t come back or were lost in the war. I don’t mean I want the loss or revel in it but honestly speaking the loss and sadness makes for great literature.

Guernsey gave me everything a novel of my favorite era could give. Rebuilding, love, hope, disappointment. Added was the element of being literary or being bookish and the constant reference to the classics. I dare say this is keeper and one I would read again and that says a lot because I am not generally a re-reader.

  • I waited 20 minutes from closing the final page to pick up the remote and find the movie on Netflix. I needed to compare but I was also afraid to replace my image of the characters with those of the movie. The cast of Guernsey is The Crown meets Downton Abbey, could there be anything better! I was pleasantly surprised with the authenticity of the movie and the elements that appeared in both. I found the movie lacked a few pieces that made the plot of the book and of course the letter writing format of the book was missing which I found so intimate and involving. What made my heart melt and brought a tear to my eye was hearing my favorite character encounter from book happen in the movie with the exact wording between Juliet and Dawsey. I won’t give the ending away but I will include the passage that sealed my love for this duo.
  • I’m sad the book is over and I will miss Guernsey…I will not however try a potato peel pie.

    One thought on “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    1. I have wanted to watch this on Netflix… now that I know there is a book, I’m going to HAVE to read it first!!! Thanks for the review!!!


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