The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Romantic drama by Mike Newell who directed Four Weddings and a Funeral. London 1946. The successful writer Juliet (Lily James) receives a letter from Dawsey, a member of a mysterious book club on the former Nazi-occupied island of Guernsey. Juliet's publisher thinks she should buy a fancy flat for the money she earned and her wealthy American boyfriend Mark (Glen Powell) has just asked her to marry him, but she longs for something more. She decides to go and visit the literary society, whose strange name was hastily improvised on a wet evening when some islanders, who defied the curfew, were stopped by the Germans. To make it out of the bundle, they claimed to have been at an association meeting, and after that they had to arrange real literature evenings so that the bluff would not be revealed. Juliet makes new friends and becomes increasingly fond of the island and Dawsey. But why does no one in the book club want to talk about what happened during the war? Björn Jansson at P4 called it "a well-made British drama".