One of my favorite books is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It’s set in 1946 and is composed of letters written from one character to another. The letters begin when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its aftermath. The bulk of the story takes place here, on Guernsey Island, in the English Channel between Britain and France:
I wasn’t sure I could connect with a storyline that’s so, well, disconnected…but Juliet is so clever, the Guernsey inhabitants are so enchanting, and the small acts of heroism are incredibly vivid and moving.
I was ecstatic to learn that someone made a movie based on the book and that it will be released TONIGHT on Netflix! Click the play button to watch the trailer:
Guernsey looks like a spectacular place today:
I have a “one day wish” to stay at the Les Buttes Holiday Cottages.
(Periwinkle Cottage at Les Buttes Holiday Cottages)
The AirBnB listing says there are five cottages on the property and that the, “Les Buttes Holiday Cottages are part of a tastefully converted 16th century Guernsey farm set in the country parish of St Pierre du Bois. Situated next to the village green, we are only 300 yards from the local village with its shop, post office, pub and restaurant and only five minutes to the sands of Rocquaine Bay, with its own ancient castle now a Maritime Museum. Renowned yet reasonably priced restaurants are within reasonable walking distance. The south coast cliffs offer wonderful views and walks and can be reached through beautiful leafy lanes. There is also a regular bus service allowing easy access to all parts of the island”.
Sounds dreamy, right? I can hardly wait to get lost in the movie tonight! 😀