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Wednesday, June 6, 2012


"i wonder how the book got to guernsey?
perhaps there is
some secret sort of
homing instinct in
books that brings
them to their

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.

because this book is all letters, our theme
is letter writing or correspondence.

on instagram, i have posted a word on a postcard.
it will show up today on "the daily tea"
on the right hand side of this blog.
(and at the bottom of this post)
take a picture with your instagram or camera and email it to me and i will make a collage of everyone pic's and put it on the blog.
i will post a new word every wednesday for the month of june.
take as many pics as you want that the word inspires.
it can be anything:)
use the hashtag #potatopeelpiesocietyjune if you use instagram.

if you have any questions, call me or comment.

hope you all have a great june.
i am looking forward to bbq season and since our food theme is bbq
i will be posting some fun bbq related stuff...
hope you will do the same...

love you all...
more later...


here is the first wednesday word

and my first picture


Maddie said...

I'm excited for the Wednesday word challenge!!!

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