Monthly Archive: Apr 2021

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Who is Novelist, Annie Barrows?

Why did I google Annie Barrows? Before this article, I didn’t know who Annie Barrows was. I only knew that she was a co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Schaffer, of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. My absolute favourite novel! Annie Barrows helped Mary Ann finish her novel when she became very ill with cancer. Annie decided to embark on this project because it was a way she could do something for someone she loved. In a way, she was also working on something that became an embodiment of her aunt, since the book and the characters...

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 0

Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

What is the novel about? Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2008), provides insight into the lives of the Islanders who lived on The Guernsey Islands during the German occupation in the Second World War.  Stories about the occupation are made known to the reader when the main character of the novel, Juliet Ashton, receives a letter from a Guernsey Islander, Dawsey Adams.  We learn that Dawsey writes to Juliet to inquire about an author, Charles Lamb, and any other books that might have been written by this author. Dawsey obtained...