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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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May 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Mary Ann Shaffer
ISBN: 1-60686-760-1 / 978-1-60686-760-0 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : USA Hardback
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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)
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July 2008 : UK Hardback
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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)
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July 2008 : USA Hardback
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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)
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : UK Paperback
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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)
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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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)
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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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)
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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ISBN: 0-7475-9880-0 / 978-0-7475-9880-0 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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ISBN: 0-7475-9668-9 / 978-0-7475-9668-4 (UK edition)
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October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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ISBN: 1-4088-0048-9 / 978-1-60751-630-9 (UK edition)
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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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)
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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June 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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June 2009 : UK Audio edition
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January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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ISBN: 1-84648-529-0 / 978-1-84648-529-9 (UK edition)
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January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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ISBN: 1-84648-547-9 / 978-1-84648-547-3 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
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September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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August 2008 : USA Audio CD
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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)
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July 2008 : USA Audio CD
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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)
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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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
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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
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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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