Kitchen Design Jersey Channel Islands

Today (April 20) sees the release of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - the cinematic version of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow's popular novel about life on the second biggest of the Channel Islands in the immediate wake of the Second World War.

It stars Downton Abbey alumnus Lily James as a writer who is drawn to Guernsey and the struggles of its inhabitants in the aftermath of the German occupation (1940-1945) - and is sure to pique interest in this pretty outcrop of coves, cliffs, castles and cream teas (despite the fact that none of the movie was filmed there).

It is an island which swirls with notes of interest - wilder than you might think, and swaddled in a history that rears its head in unexpected corners. If the film's pleasing tale of romance, recovery and loss has you perusing the map and planning a trip of your own, the following 13 facts (not all about the war, although the occupation provides many fascinating Guernsey anecdotes) may also provide reasons for travel...

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