World War II (fact)
The Germans occupied Guernsey ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernsey ) for a good portion of World War II. The kids of Guernsey were shipped out knowing the German invasion was coming, but the adults stayed and suffered. The Germans took their pigs, their farms, houses, and their freedom.
On May 9, 1945 the occupation ended and the people of Guernsey were once again free.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (fiction)
A small group of people led by Elizabeth (Jessica Brown Findley) were out late one night when the Germans confronted them about breaking curfew. Quick thinking by Elizabeth saved them from being arrested. She told the German squad leader (who she noticed was a reader) that they were on an outing of their book club. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society” was born so they could eat the last pig on the Island not taken by the Germans.
The book club survived the war and was still meeting on Friday nights after May 9, 1945.
Club member, Dawsey Adams (Michiel Huisman), found solace in a book he found on Guernsey that at one time belonged to, now, famous author, Juliet Ashton (Lily James) in London. He wrote a letter to Juliet asking her to let him know the address of a book store that might carry more works by Charles Lamb.
Juliet did more….she purchased the book and sent it to him.
One thing lead to another…..Juliet travels to Guernsey to meet with the book club, and…….
To see what happens, you have to watch the movie. 🙂
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society is a FANTASTIC movie about books, life, following your heart, doing the right thing, and, ultimately, love.
The cast is terrific, especially Lily James and Michiel Huisman, who have both chemistry and the ability to act low key but deeply. We kept asking ourselves…this is Netflix? I guess in our most Spielberg-like moments, we underestimated Netflix…..no more……this movie should win an Oscar! It is THAT good!.
Go to IMDb for more information.
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