While we’re thinking about it, let’s talk about literary tourism! Would you ever take a trip to Guernsey? Or anywhere else inspired by a book? What literary tourism have you participated in? Where do you dream of visiting?
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Check out this great article from the Boston Globe–written by a reader who fell in love with the island through the book and decided to take the trip!
The video is a must-see as well, for a glimpse of the island as it is today, and to hear its storyÂ fromÂ a few ofÂ its longtime residents, some of whom lived through the occupation themselves.
While our contest winners were on the beautiful island of Guernsey, a local British television station did a great story about Guernsey, the book and the book club winners! Check it out here: http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline_guernseynews/displayarticle.asp?id=453848
…if you have the stomach for it!
One of the requests we get most often is for a recipe for the potato peel pie of Guernsey’s title. And we’re pleased to announce that you can now find that recipe, as written by author Annie Barrows herself,Â right here!
Guernsey author Annie Barrows has written a guest blog for ReadingGroupGuides.com about “literary meandering”, the path that leads us from one book to another.
Check it out here, and let us know what you think! What was the sequence of books that brought you to Guernsey?
A reader posted a comment to one of our posts that got us thinking–why not pose the question to everyone? Think of this as an online book club discussion. From time to time, we’ll post questions, you weigh in with your thoughts!
This one comes to us from Debbie Hernick, who said:
I absolutely LOVED this book! My book group is discussing it next week and everyone is very excited. I have one question- why are there no letters from Sophie? Juliet references Sophieâ€™s letters but the authors never show them to the reader. Any thoughts?
What do you think? Do you see a reason the authors would have made this choice?
Many readers have been inspired to send their own letters after reading Guernsey. Written correspondence is, after all, the backbone of the novel.
It is in this spirit that we bring you the Send a Letter feature on GuernseyLiterary.com. Why not use it to send a reminder to your book club? A book recommendation to your best friend? A note to your sister?
The possibilities are endless! And it’s definitely what Juliet would do.
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