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Monday, 27 August 2018

DVD Release of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

Check out this wonderful package I was sent to celebrate today's DVD release of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society... I'm feeling very spoiled by the lovely team at Organic- thank you guys!

What's that? Yep, that's a bottle of Wheadons' delicious Rock Samphire and Pink Grapefruit Gin, a massive block of Guernsey Cream Fudge and of course, a copy of the DVD and the book.

Have you read the book? It has been out for about 10 years, and is what I would call a modern classic... as in, it's one of those books that everyone was talking about... and is STILL talking about. In typical backward Laura fashion, I haven't read it yet! Stubborn, moi?

So as soon as this little lot arrived in celebration of the DVD release of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, I dived straight into the watching the DVD. And I LOVED it- a beautiful story which both made me giggle and reduced me to tears. It's a part of our history that I know so little about- the German occupation of Guernsey during the second world war, and its lasting effects on the inhabitants after the end of the war. The cast is exquisite, and I'm just a little bit in love with Katherine Parkinson as Isola - and of course, Lilly James was breathtaking as Juliet! I can highly recommend the film.

I'm now delving into the book, keen to compare the film with the original. The book is an epistolary novel - i.e. written entirely in the form of letters between the characters. I'm already completely hooked - and it is a huge compliment to the film cast that they are exactly how I imagine the characters as I read about them in the book.

So - grab yourself a bank holiday treat. You can nab yourself a copy of the film from Amazon here - and if you've been a stubborn so-and-so living under a rock like me, you can also get yourself a copy of the novel here.

I'll leave you with the the glorious cast of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Enjoy!


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