About The Potato Peel Pie Novel

Written on 10/01/2021
Mike Le Conte


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows that was published in 2008 and became an international best seller.

The book is set in 1946 and begins when a London-based writer starts to exchange letters with Guernsey residents during the WWII Occupation. Feeling compelled to visit the island, she starts to get a picture of what it was like during the occupation.

In 2018 the movie of the same name staring Lily James and directed by Mike Newell hit the big screens across the globe,