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From Guernsey with love, Annie Barrows interview


Author Annie Barrows is the guest on the latest AbeBooks podcast. Annie is the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, one of the most popular novels of the past 10 years.

Annie Barrows

Published in 2008, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been published in 37 countries and in 32 languages, and been adapted into a movie on Netflix. The novel is an epistolary story, told mostly via letters, set in World War II Guernsey during the occupation by Nazi Germany. It’s a book that shows the enduring power of literature in the most trying circumstances.

Annie speaks about how she came to be listed as co-author along with her aunt Mary Ann Schaffer. We also discuss historical research, and how the novel has affected Guernsey’s tourism industry, and book clubs around the world.

Annie is also the author of various other titles for adults and children. Her Ivy and Bean series stretches to a dozen books that have been delighting young readers around the world since 2006. She has a degree in medieval history and a masters in creative writing, and has worked as an editor for the publishing house, Chronicle Books. Annie’s website offers a wealth of information about her career.

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Lily James stars in Netflix’s adaption of the Guernsey novel Pic: Kerry Brown/Netflix
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