Words can often change lives, sometimes for the better. Often they allow us to take a different direction in our lives as we encounter previously unknown circumstances. The power of words is obvious in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Words in books, words in letters and words in action.
You may have realised I love this book. I love the matter-of-fact way that the horrors of war are recounted. People just deal with their circumstances in the best way they can, no matter how horrible the times. Words forge a sense of connection.
This book is a gem. The words of the authors bring the characters to life; so much so that it makes us want to travel to Guernsey to meet them. Words, words, words - where would we be without them?