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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

(2008)
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' I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.' January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb..

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends - and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island - boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

\Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2009 : USA Library Binding
Title: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
ISBN: 1-60686-760-1 / 978-1-60686-760-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
ISBN: 1-60285-269-3 / 978-1-60285-269-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Publication
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July 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
ISBN: 0-7475-8919-4 / 978-0-7475-8919-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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July 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 0-385-34099-0 / 978-1-74175-168-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
ISBN: 1-4088-1026-3 / 978-1-4088-1026-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
ISBN: 0-7475-9668-9 / 978-0-7475-9668-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 0-385-34100-8 / 978-0-385-34100-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer Annie Barrows
ISBN: 0-440-29700-1 / 978-0-440-29700-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
ISBN: 0-7475-9880-0 / 978-0-7475-9880-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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2009 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society - A Novel
Author(s): Mary Ann and Barrows, Annie Shaffer
ISBN: 1-74175-895-5 / 978-1-74175-895-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 0-7475-9064-8 / 978-0-7475-9064-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
ISBN: 1-4088-0048-9 / 978-1-60751-630-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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June 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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June 2009 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 1-84648-529-0 / 978-1-84648-529-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 1-84648-547-9 / 978-1-84648-547-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Publisher: Random House Audio
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August 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 1-4159-5440-2 / 978-1-4159-5440-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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July 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 0-7393-6843-5 / 978-0-7393-6843-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition): A Novel
Author(s): Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
Publisher: The Dial Press
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May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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July 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
Author(s): Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
Publisher: The Dial Press
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