BWW Previews: Netflix debuts trailer for THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, based on the best selling novel by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
This past week, Netflix revealed the trailer for the US release of the #1 New York Times Best Selling Novel THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
The movie was directed by Mike Newell (HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME). It stars Lily James (Downton Abbey, War & Peace, Disney's Cinderella) as Juliet Ashton and Michiel Huisman (The Age of Adeline, GAME OF THRONES Orphan Black, Treme) as Dawsey Adams.
It debuts on Netflix August 10th, 2018.
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Publisher Random House published a tie-in edition of the book this week on July 10th that looks like this:
ABOUT THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY:
Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways."I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing INSTINCT in books that brings them to their perfect readers." January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends-and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society-born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island-boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.