A small island in the English Channel, recently liberated from German Occupation. A smart-alecky authoress in war-torn London who is searching for something fresh to write about. A hidden roast pig. A group of eclectic islanders who get together to discuss literature.
I am telling you, put these elements together and you get one of the most pleasant and entertaining reads I have enjoyed for a long time. It's a story of surviving a war and putting your life back together afterward. It's about the thrill of new friendships and the joy of old ones. It's about finding the beauty in a horrible situation and the people we meet that change the way we live our lives.
I don't want to tell you anything else because it was such a pleasure to discover on its own. Except, I do want to say that it's written in epistolary style, is as clever and witty as it could possibly be and that I wouldn't change a thing about it. If I could give it six stars, I would. If I could have these characters for my own neighbors, that would be even better.