Annotated List of Important Books in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
- Pride and Prejudice. Isola plans on speaking about it at a meeting but her goat eats her notes (p. 234).
- Wuthering Heights. One of Isolaâ€™s favorite books. She talks about Anne and Charlotte Bronte as well but doesnâ€™t mention specific titles (p. 53).
- Past and Present. The first book that Will Thisbee enjoys helps him â€śget a grip on Faith.â€ť (p. 101).
- The Canterbury Tales. Sidneyâ€™s favorite favorite book; the topic of a Society meeting (p. 243).
- The Pickwick Papers. Ameliaâ€™s favorite â€“ it lifts her spirits during the Occupation (p. 50).
- Selected Essays of Elia. Dawsey has Julietâ€™s old copy; reason for his first letter to her (p. 9).
- More Essays of Elia and Selected Letters. Juliet sends to Dawsey (p. 11).
- The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen. Owenâ€™s poetry helps Clovis Fossey to describe his experiences in WWI (p. 72).
Rainer Maria Rilke
- Collected poetry (exact title not specified). A gift from Christian to Elizabet6h, with the inscription, â€śFor Elizabeth, who turns darkness into light.â€ť (p. 259).
- Letters of Seneca. John Booker writes that Seneca and the Society keep him from being a drunk (p. 88).
- Selections from Shakespeare. Eben Ramseyâ€™s favorite book. He quotes Shakespeare when talking about the German troops landing on Guernsey (p. 63).
– An important author in the bookâ€”he writes a series of letters to Isolaâ€™s grandmotherâ€”but none of his works are specifically mentioned.