Shortly after WW2. Juliet Ashton is a successful columnist who recently published a book with collected essays and is now struggling to find a topic for a new book. That’s when she receives a letter from Guernsey from Dawsey Adams. Dawsey has bought a book with essays by Charles Lamb that used to belong to Juliet (and has her address in the front) and is now looking for more information about him. Juliet becomes interested in the history of Guernsey during the war, and in particular the history of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Dawsey writes about, and decides that she wants to go there to find the stuff for her new book.
I really enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It’s funny, smart and light-hearted, despite giving a very real impression of what life after the war was like.