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    delivery
  • The action of delivering letters, packages, or ordered goods
  • the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail); "his reluctant delivery of bad news"
  • the event of giving birth; "she had a difficult delivery"
  • A regular or scheduled occasion for this
  • An item or items delivered on a particular occasion
  • manner of speaking: your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
    guernsey
  • An animal of a breed of dairy cattle from Guernsey, noted for producing rich, creamy milk
  • a Channel Island to the northwest of Jersey
  • The Bailiwick of Guernsey ( ; Bailliage de Guernesey, ) is a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.
  • breed of dairy cattle from the island of Guernsey
  • A thick sweater made with oiled navy blue wool and originally worn by fishermen
    flower
  • Induce (a plant) to produce flowers
  • a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
  • (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom
  • reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
  • Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel
“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.


From the Hardcover edition.

“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.


From the Hardcover edition.

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Guernsey (3)
Guernsey (3)
Once a year Helen and I meet up with friends Brian & Mary and spend a week in Guernsey. We have recently returned home after spending a perfect week staying at the Bon Port Hotel. This was our first visit to this Hotel and I have to say that part of the journey in the hire car to and from the Hotel was something of a challenge! The lanes are narrow and I mean narrow! It‘s ok until you meet someone coming from the other direction! Then, total panic sets in! But, by the end of the week I was getting quite good at reversing into the nearest field or someone’s garden! Our room had a private balcony that overlooked Moulin Huet, Le Petit Port and Les Tas de Pois d’Amont (Pea Stacks). I reckon the view was probably one of the best in Guernsey. This shot looking towards Les Tas de Pois d’Amont was taken from the cliff path that was no more than a 30-second walk from the Hotel front door! And also, this was as close to the edge as I was going to get! :-)
Sark & Guernsey
Sark & Guernsey
The Channel Islands of Guernsey (background) and Sark (foreground) taken whilst on a flybe flight from Jersey to Southampton

flower delivery guernsey
flower delivery guernsey
Guernsey Under Occupation: The Second World War Diaries of Violet Carey
The diaries kept by Violet Carey during the occupation of Guernsey show precisely how the German invasion affected the lifestyle of an upper middle class woman. While never indulging in self-pity, she captures the misery caused by imprisonment and the lethargy and depression that many, including herself, suffered, a feeling intensified by fear of the unknown and the sense of isolation from England and from relatives and the rest of the war. In her remarkably down-to-earth style, the diarist provides an honest account of events and does not attempt to disguise incidents of scandal or misconduct on the part of her countrymen, or of humanity on the part of the Germans. More lighthearted entries illustrate the delight that she and many of her friends took in defying the invader simply by sticking to firmly held principles. The diaries depict both the hardships imposed upon the native population by the occupying forces and the ways in which Guernsey people reacted towards the enemy. What comes through most vividly is a valiant acceptance on the part of the islanders of their circumstances, together with optimism that all would turn out well. Hope is never entirely lost, even after life becomes simply a matter of survival. The diaries also indicate the pressures experienced by the island's leaders as the writer is related to Bailiff Victor Carey and husband is Jurat of the Royal Court. Following the island's liberation it was claimed that tales of their heroic endurance and indefatigable humor were covering up a deeper scandal. An introductory section examines the language and content of the diaries and shows how, as the occupation lengthened and shortages became more acute, the veneer of civilization could be stripped away and the privileges afforded by wealth, education, and class rendered irrelevant.

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