Re-reading Old Friends

I recently watched The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for the first time since seeing it (twice) in the cinema. I adored it when I first saw it and was very pleased to find that I still loved it just as much.

So much so that I immediately fetched the book off the shelf to read that again too. I haven’t read it for several years, beyond a quick flick through to remind me of the main points before I first saw the film.

As I expected, I still loved the book too. It is such a comfort read for me and it was wonderfully cosy to come back to it. I had forgotten though just how many changes the film had made – I knew there were quite a few differences but it was only reading the book properly which reminded me just how many. Some of them made practical sense but there were some things which I just couldn’t understand.

However, it is interesting to find that I do love both the book and the film, despite those differences. I think the film keeps the same spirit as the book and of course the main plot is more or less the same. They are both beautiful stories and I cannot help loving them. I need more like them please!

2 thoughts on “Re-reading Old Friends

  1. I saw the ‘Little Women’ film and was immediately driven to read the book again and also ‘Good Wives’ which I had never read. Although the plot was basically followed, there are always differences between books and films, some of which even after a director’s explanations can be difficult to understand.

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    • I’m so glad that the film made you read the books – it is wonderful when that happens! I do sometimes struggle with the changes made when turning a favourite book into a film but I was happy to love this one.

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