• "Je me demande comment cet ouvrage est arrivé à Guernesey ? Peut-être les livres possèdent-ils un instinct de préservation secret qui les guide jusqu'à leur lecteur idéal...".

    Janvier 1946. Londres se relève douloureusement des drames de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et Juliet, jeune écrivaine anglaise, est à la recherche du sujet de son prochain roman. Comment pourrait-elle imaginer que la lettre d'un inconnu, un natif de l'île de Guernesey, va le lui fournir ? Au fil de ses échanges avec son nouveau correspondant, Juliet pénètre son monde et celui de ses amis - un monde insoupçonné, délicieusement excentrique. Celui d'un club de lecture créé pendant la guerre pour échapper aux foudres d'une patrouille allemande un soir où, bravant le couvre-feu, ses membres venaient de déguster un cochon grillé (et une tourte aux épluchures de patates...) - délices bien évidemment strictement prohibés par l'occupant. Jamais à court d'imagination, le Cercle littéraire des amateurs d'épluchures de patates déborde de charme, de drôlerie, de tendresse, d'humanité - Juliet est conquise. Peu à peu, elle élargit sa correspondance avec plusieurs membres du Cercle - et même d'autres habitants de Guernesey -, découvrant l'histoire de l'île, les goûts (littéraires et autres) de chacun, l'impact de l'Occupation allemande sur leurs vies... Jusqu'au jour où elle comprend qu'elle tient avec le Cercle le sujet de son prochain roman. Alors elle répond à l'invitation chaleureuse de ses nouveaux amis et se rend à Guernesey. Ce qu'elle va trouver là-bas changera sa vie à jamais.

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  • This new deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Readers Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere.
    A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places.
    January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man shes never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about thei island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.

  • 1946, alors que les Britanniques soignent les blessures de guerre, Juliet Ashton, écrivain en manque d'inspiration, entreprend une correspondance avec les membres attachants d'un cercle de Guernesey. De confidences en confidences, la page d'un nouveau roman vient de s'ouvrir pour la jeune femme, peut-être aussi celle d'une nouvelle vie.
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  • It's 1946 and Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, her curiosity is piqued and it's not long before she begins to hear from other members. As letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under German Occupation, Juliet soon realizes that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name

  • The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton To give them hope she must tell their story It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book - she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

    Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books - and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.

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  • A charming novel set on Guernsey in World War II

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  • It's 1946 and Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, her curiosity is piqued and it's not long before she begins to hear from other members. As letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under German Occupation, Juliet soon realizes that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name.

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