The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

A correspondence begins between free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton (Lily James) and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way.

This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey (Michael Huisman), Amelia (Penelope Wilton), Isola (Katherine Parkinson), Eben (Tom Courtenay) and Elizabeth (Jessica Brown Findlay). Mike Newell (‘Four Weedings and a Funeral’) directs this beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost, adapted from the 2008 novel written by Mary Ann Shaffer.

Rosemary Coxon (New Park Cinema Education Officer) will introduce the Friday 4 May 13:00 screening.