Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Why not try reading a book in English then discuss it with friends with a cup of tea and a slice of cake?

 

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

(Intermediate to Advanced)

It’s January 1946 and writer Juliet Ashton can’t think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – by chance, he’s acquired a book that once belonged to her – and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence. When Dawsey reveals that he is a member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, her curiosity is piqued and it’s not long before she begins to hear from other members. As letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under German Occupation, Juliet soon realizes that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name.

About the authors: Mary Ann Shaffer worked as an editor, a librarian, and in bookshops. Her life-long dream was to someday write her own book and publish it. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was her first novel. Unfortunately, she became very ill with cancer and so she asked her niece, Annie Barrows, the author of the children’s series Ivy and Bean, as well as The Magic Half, to help her finish the book. Mary Ann Shaffer died in February 2008, a few months before her first novel was published.

Come and join the BOOK CLUB at THE ENGLISH TREE to discuss this book over 4 sessions. First session will discuss the first 60 pages (up to the letter from Juliet to Sophie)

Meetings will take place every 2-3 weeks starting from THURSDAY, 5TH APRIL, 2018 FROM 18:30 TO 20:00 (all dates will be confirmed prior to meetings)

Cost for the 4 sessions: 60 Euros (15 Euros per session), payable in full at first session

TO JOIN THE BOOK CLUB:

  1. Buy the book and start reading as soon as you can from Amazon or Feltrinelli International in Via V.E. Orlando 86, 00185 Rome – you have a 10% discount if you show them an English Tree card
  2. Confirm your place by clicking on “Join” on the website under “News / Events” or by sending us an email atinfo@theenglishtree.it before Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018