A London-based author becomes interested in the World War II reminiscences of Guernsey Island during Nazi occupation. After an initial introduction, our author begins a letter writing exchange with villagers who reveal their most intimate look at the hardships, heartache, and resilience they all experienced.
DON'T LET THE TITLE BE OFF-PUTTING. It made me want to dismiss it as silly and overly cute. As it is, the story is not well represented by the title at all by adding the words "and Potato Peel Pie" and would have done better sooner without it. (They would have saved so much if they would have simply asked me.)
What amazes me is that they are part of the United Kingdom rather than France. Believe me, I don't begrudge the Crown any, it just seems to make more sense for France to have them since they are so close. Then the thoughts of the Philippines enters my mind and I move on to other related topics.
Remember this red hot tip: if you find a great book to read you won't think about what is going on on Capital Hill....or at least you'll have a break from it for a little. Enjoy.