Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Guernsey Literary etc.

You may remember I eulogised about Mary Ann Shaffer's epistolary novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - in fact, it's had rave reviews from more or less everyone. Elaine at Random Jottings pointed me in the right direction, and the latest fan is Our Vicar's Wife, who took it to Cornwall with her last week.

Anyway - it's now on the shelves, published and ready to be read, so do go and get yourselves a copy! Bloomsbury have made a YouTube trailer for it - I tried to embed it in this post, but the technical wizardy flumoxed me - this is the link.


  1. I'm reading this book now and absolutely loving it! I read the first half of the book in one sitting, which is pretty rare for me. The only reason I haven't finished it is because people refuse to leave me alone. They expect me to work, and when I go home it's no better. For some reason my family expects meals and clean clothes. But, I'll finish it soon despite them all.

  2. I have ordered this book, and am looking forward to reading it. Hopefully, I won't have Lisa's problem ;)

  3. Just got my free copy from the wonderful Elaine at Random Jottings. Can't wait to start it.

  4. It's a wonderful book and it deserves a huge and appreciative readership!

  5. I won it during BAFAB week, so I now have an American copy, whose cover is rather different. Looking forward to reading it!

  6. Thanks for the video link. And on the page, there's a link to another one with one of the authors. I've just ordered the book. How could I resist? I'll bet it is the hit of the year!

  7. just bought if for my lovely nan who has a fracture in her back and cant move! then i will steal it off her (obv after I have nursed her back to health!)


  8. I read this last week and absolutely loved it, almost as I turned the last page a friend carried it off to read herself. What a wonderful gift Mary Anne left behind her for us all.

    Have a good move tomorrow, hope it's fine for you.


  9. Simon, to embed a YouTube video just use the "link" button on the New Post page here. Copy and paste the URL from YouTube's "share" field, or whatever it's called, into the link field here at Blogger. It may ask you for a title to caption the video. You can enter that or leave blank and hit enter. Good luck! :-)


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