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Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Guernsey and its neighbouring islands have a unique distinction which sets them apart from the rest of the British Isles. Together with the rest of the Channel Islands, they were the only part of the British Isles to fall to Nazi Germany in the Second World War. In this documentary, Dan Snow discovers the unique wartime experience of these islands and the people who lived on them. From a daring commando raid on Sark to an extraordinary reconnoitre of untouched World War Two archaeology submerged in an Alderney quarry, join Dan as he explores the wartime history - above and below the ground.


Adilemma - from the Greek for "double proposition", Des - is a tough choice. When you're in a difficult situation and each option looks equally bad, you're in a dilemma. I'm in a situation where each option looks equally inviting. Am I still in a dilemma?

If so, my "dilemma" is to decide whether to first read the book "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" or watch its movie, both of which I acquired recently, and both of which seem equally appealling.

I dare say I shall make a decision eventually but first I want to find out more about Guernsey with the help of the above video clip and a couple of others - click here and here - as well as the good ol' Wikipedia.

It's an epistolary novel, similar to "84 Charing Cross Road", and perhaps not to everyone's liking. Still, you may wish to rush ahead and dip into the book or to watch the movie trailer. Just don't mention the war!

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