The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society Saturday 9th February 2019 in the Village Hall Lily James, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton Doors open 7pm, film starts 7.30pm Duration 124mins Rated: 12A
Directed by Bafta winner Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and featuring an all-star cast that sees many of the cast of Downton Abbey reunited on the silver screen. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been skillfully adapted from the international bestselling novel by Mary Ann Shaffer. Set initially between London and the parish of St Martins on Guernsey’s south coast in 1946, in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, author Juliet Ashton (played by Lilly James) receives a letter from a Guernsey pig farmer named Dawsey Adams, who has come into ownership of a book that once belonged to her. As their correspondence develops, Juliet discovers that Dawsey is a member of a unique book club and she takes up correspondence with several of its members. Her interest well and truly piqued and in need of inspiration and material for her next book, she travels to Guernsey to meet them and find out more, and her life changes forever. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a story that celebrates books and the people who love them; how books can be a source of refuge, solace and community during the hardest of times, and how they can provide a common bond between the most unlikely of neighbours. For those who say: ‘Why don’t they make films like they used to anymore?’ Well, here’s one they did - a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.