Potato Peel Pie Flatlay

The film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Is out in the UK today.

I made a potato pie by layering sliced potato with skin on, with mushrooms then covering with jar of sauce. Baked in oven with some cheese on top at then end.


Is the Guernsey Potato pie society, a love πŸ’• letter to letters in the post and books? Contains SPOILERS

The narrative of the book is almost all in the format of letters. Many of the letters express a love of books by different characters, a couple of notable quotes are as follows:

P9 “Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books, that brings them to their perfect readers.”

P9 “Always finding the one book I wanted and then three more I hadn’t known I wanted.”

The central character Juliet, is introduced to The Guernsey group because, Dawsey finds her address in a book that Juliet once owned. Dawsey, writes to share appreciation of the book and ask if Juliet, can point him in the direction of a book shop that could send him more books by the same author to the island. Indeed Juliet does contact a book seller for him. Correspondence begins between Dawsey and Juliet. Juliet a writer becomes intrigued about the Guernsey group and in part one receives correspondence from different members, who express their love of books.

Juliet judges men by their appreciation of books. On p24 it outlines how when a lover was going to move into his house, he was given his marching orders when he packed away her books from her shelves. Later she hopes a particular love interest does not order his books alphabetically.

In part 2 Juliet visits Guernsey. From Guernsey she corresponds with her friend and publisher; Sidney.

In the tradition of fairy tales which are childhood love stories; the book ends a wedding invitation in a letter.

The film of the book is out in the UK, one week today on 20th April.

Yet another book haul 🐝 🐝 πŸ₯”

I’m addicted to books and I do not seem to be able to buy just one. I went into Waterstones to buy The Guernsey Literary and Potato πŸ₯” Peel Pie Society, which I proceeded to read within 24 hours, ready for the release of the film on 20th April.

Thought, the history of Bees 🐝 May be interesting although, I think the cover is bland. I’m excited about the prospect of using it, in bed related flatlay.

The history of Bees was in a buy one get one half price deal so, I had to buy another. I chose the Other Mrs Walker because, I know a Mrs Walker.

I was intrigued by the penguin modern books. I bought 3 for Β£1 each.

Wednesday What I have just read, what I’m reading, What I want to read

What I have just read

Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society

Is the Guernsey Potato pie society, a love πŸ’• letter to letters in the post and books? Contains SPOILERS

The Guernsey Literary and Potato pie society


What I’m reading

Tender is the night for May book club.

What I want to read

Alongside Tender is the night, I would like to read the Penguin modern by Dorothy Parker; Custard tarts as a companion book.

I want to finally finish Tony Blair’s auto biography; The Journey. Which I started about 3 years ago and got a bit stumped when got to the Iraq chapter; not bedtime reading.

I found a couple of books at work so want to read them fairly soon and take back. one by Sinead Moiraity and Memoirs of a Geisha. Sinead Β is not Liane Moiraty’s sister, but I want to test whether all moray’s are good writers .

The Guernsey Literary and Potato pie society

I saw the trailer for this film a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I decided to buy the book and try to read it, before the film came out. I did not expect to complete it within 24 hours, especially as I also did a day’s work and slept.

It is only 240 pages and because, almost the whole book is in letters with addresses as the top, they are not whole pages.

The book is set after the end of world war 2. During World war 2, Guernsey which is an Island between England and France was occupied by Germans. The letters reminisce about war years; which seems an odd would to use. Indeed the book does seem all very jolly, at first I thought this was odd given that in actual fact the times described must have been quite grim. Then I realised in letters like you do when posting on social media you present a more positive version than in real life. From what I have seen of the trailer it seems, the film will all be very jolly and I suspect they will have missed the opportunity to show the layers between, what is written and the reality.

The book was an easy read and I suspect the film will be easy watching.

Books to read in 20s and 30s

Oh no! I’m in my 30s and not read many of the 20s books. What should I read before I’m 40.

Out of the list in the below post, Ihave only read:

  • The first Harry Potter (watched all films but neither books or films particularly grabbed me).
  • Anne Frank’s diary.Β Annexed by Sharon Dogar and other Anne Frank related posts
  • Not read Wild by Cheryl Strayed but read most of Tiny Beautiful things. I did not realise Tiny Beautiful things was a complication of letters to Cheryl Strayed and her responses as an agony Aunt. I have read in random order so not sure read all. The letters have some entertainment value when dipping in and out but did not get any inspiration from them. Maybe one day I will watch the film of Wild.


Mental health awareness month: Virgina Woolf’s suicide and Welldoing.org

Virgina Woolf’s Suicide

Does this sound like a suicidal person? No because no one is born suicidal and continues their life suicidal. 

When mental health spirals out of control the result can be suicide.

Virginia Woolf committed suicide at 59 years. I read her suicide note in book of Letters compiled by Shaun Usher. In it she does acknowledge that she had been happy, yet could not see a way to continue.


I heard about this website at the weekend, it has various articles on it and also a directory to find therapists in the UK.

An extract from an interview with the founder.

See full interview here: