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Genres :Fiction , Romance , War
Published By : The Dial Press
Published On : Jul 29, 2008
ISBN : 0385340990 (ISBN13: 9780385340991)
format :Hardcover
Language :English
No. of pages :277
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    “I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.”
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    “That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
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    “Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.”
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    “Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. How delightful if that were true.”
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    “Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.”
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  • 4 

    The engrossing subject matter and lively writing make this a sure winner, perhaps fodder for a TV series.

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  • Shaffer's writing, with its delicately offbeat, self-deprecating stylishness, is exquisitely turned, bearing a clear debt to Jane Austen.

    Aug 08, 2008 Read full review
  • Guernsey's dead will not return. Shaffer's writing, with its delicately offbeat, self-deprecating stylishness, is exquisitely turned, bearing a clear debt to Jane Austen. She shows, in addition, an uncanny ability to evoke period, miming its manners and mannerisms...

    Aug 08, 2008 Read full review
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a gem of a novel, one to treasure right along 84, Charing Cross Road.

    Aug 01, 2008 Read full review
  • It isn’t so heavy that anyone will find themselves weeping on a lounge chair by the pool, nor is it so light that it comes across as an absurd romance. Overall, one should share this book with friends, perhaps over pie...

    May 28, 2009 Read full review
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