Juliet Ashton is a young, beautiful and clever writer. During the war (WWII) she wrote a light hearted column to help keep up morale. Now the war is over and she is looking for something to do. A letter sent from the new owner of an old book of hers begins a correspondence with some colourful characters from Guernsey, (one of the channel islands that was occupied during the war) and ends up changing her life.
The novel, written in a series of letters, is a moving portrayal of life in another time and place and contrasts the both the dignity and barbarity of man. I highly recommend it.