I read this book. I loved it. I cried at the end. Helene Hanff certainly infuses her letters with her personality. She has certainly attained the ‘true art of letter writing’ as described by Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra. I have now attained the true art of letter-writting, which we are [...]
Monthly Archive for August, 2008
Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 27th, 2008
I’m reading this at the moment and enjoying it. All of the reviews of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society referred to this book, so I had to read it.
Posted in Uncategorized on Aug 21st, 2008
I bought this book based on a recommendation from here. It is set in London and Guernsey just after World War Two and it is written in letters! Here is the stuff on the back … “…I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books [...]
I went to The Well for a book signing by Geraldine Brooks and while waiting I picked up a copy of the above – she was so late I had to leave before she arrived. I put in my pile of ‘to be read later’ books. This month, however, for book club we decided to [...]