The Guernsey Movie
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
About The Film
Directed by the legendary Mike Newell and starring Lily James and Michiel Huisman, the film follows the story of a free-spirited journalist who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; a book club that united islanders through literature when German soldiers controlled Guernsey. Ahead of the film release, literary fanatics and film buffs can experience the Guernsey depicted in the novel and the film on themed tours that encompass locations featured in the story.
The film was released on 20th April 2018.
Discover the places in Guernsey that were the settings for the struggles and the friendships of the characters in the internationally-loved story, ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’, which is being released as a film adaptation in 2018. Learn more about the context of the German occupation with visits to fascinating historical sites such as the German Underground Hospital to understand what life was really like in Guernsey at that time.
Key Locations to visit from the book
Follow in the footsteps of the film’s characters at one of the many attractions or island beauty spots that bring the story to life through of the island’s poignant history. Specialist tours can also be put together on request and priced accordingly.
Shopping area in St Peter Port. Market stalls can be found here on Fridays and Saturdays selling local crafts and homemade food.
High Street & Le Pollet
Cobbled streets wind off the charming Main Street in St Peter Port which now offers unique boutiques, family run businesses and high-street favourites.
Award winning, restored Victorian Candie Gardens offer the best view across St Peter Port harbour & the Museum & Art Gallery tell the story of Guernsey.
La Grande Havre
Located in the western end of what was known as the Braye du Valle. Open bay with a panoramic landscape.
Fort Saumarez is an example of the islands WWII fortifications, located on the headland that forms the northern tip of L'Eree and extends to the Lihou causeway.
The Little Chapel
Beautifully decorated with seashells, pebbles and colourful pieces of broken china. It is possibly the smallest chapel in the world and was built by Brother Déodat.
Stately historic manor with sculpture park and subtropical gardens.
Fermain Bay and the picturesque cliff path to St Peter Port are mentioned throughout the book.
The second largest neolithic tomb in Guernsey includes a guardian and four side chambers which is open to the public.
German Occupation Museum
Visitor attraction depicting what life would have been like while the Island was occupied.
German Underground Hospital
WWII underground tunnels are the largest construction in the Channel Islands, hewn out of solid rock.
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To go somewhere that's close to home, but feels a million miles away. To go somewhere that is British speaking, but full of French influences. Somewhere you can spend your English pound, but in a place with European flair.
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How to make Potato Peel Pie
Learn how to make your very own potato peel pie and relive the taste of Guernsey during the German Occupation.
A simple recipe used by islanders during the occupation when food supplies were limited, fuel was scarce and resourcefulness was a key survival skill to keep both body and spirit alive.