"Peut−être les livres possèdent-ils un instinct de
préservation secret qui les guide jusqu'à leur lecteur idéal..." Janvier 1946.
Tandis que Londres se relève douloureusement des drames de la Seconde Guerre
mondiale, Juliet, jeune écrivain, cherche un sujet pour son prochain roman.
La lettre d'un inconnu, natif de Guernesey, va le lui fournir. Juliet pénètre
alors un monde insoupçonné, délicieusement excentrique ; celui d'un club de
lecture au nom étrange inventé pour tromper l'occupant allemand.
en lettre, Juliet découvre l'histoire d'une petite communauté débordante de
charme, d'humour, d'humanité. Et puis vient le jour où elle se rend à
Emmené par 5 comédiens donnant vie aux personnages de de ce
roman épistolaire, vous tomberez sous le charme de ce cercle si particulier.
Née en 1934 en Virginie-Occidentale, Mary Ann Shaffer est décédée en février 2008, peu de temps après avoir su que son livre allait être publié. Le premier roman de cette ancienne bibliothécaire, écrit avec sa nièce Annie Barrows -elle même auteur de livres pour enfants-, est aujourd'hui traduit dans plus de vingt pays, suscitant partout où il passe un immense enthousiasme critique et public.
Comédienne bruxelloise et sociologue de formation, Cachou Kirsch joue depuis 2003, sur les planches comme sur pellicule... Elle est également chargée de production du Festival Esperanzah!, ainsi que musicienne. En 2007, elle a été nominée en tant qu'Espoir féminin aux Prix du Théâtre belge.
Durée : 8 h 17 min
It's 1946 and 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.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ON NETFLIX • A remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German Occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name. “Treat yourself to this book, please--I can’t recommend it highly enough.”--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “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. Praise for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society “A jewel . . . Poignant and keenly observed, Guernsey is a small masterpiece about love, war, and the immeasurable sustenance to be found in good books and good friends.”--People “A book-lover’s delight, an implicit and sometimes explicit paean to all things literary.”--Chicago Sun-Times “A sparkling epistolary novel radiating wit, lightly worn erudition and written with great assurance and aplomb.”--The Sunday Times (London) “Cooked perfectly à point: subtle and elegant in flavour, yet emotionally satisfying to the finish.”--The Times (London)
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A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places.
January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, 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 Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.