The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel
Pie Society
First published in the US in 2007 and the UK in 2008 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was written by US writer Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows.

When goaded by her own book club to write a novel, Mary Ann, decided to base this novel in Guernsey at the time of the German occupation during World War 2. The novel went on to be one of the greatest publishing successes in recent memory with sales to date of 3 million worldwide.

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Pick a Perfect 3 nt. Potato Peel Pie Break

from only £299.50

Arrive: Thursday September 29th

Depart: Sunday October 2nd

•  Day 1 - Thursday: 29th September 2011

Travel to Guernsey.

A warm welcome awaits at La Barbarie Hotel With a free Bottle of Bubbly and Guernsey fudge in your room.

•  Day 2 - Friday 30th September 2011

10.00 am until 12.30 - A morning walk around St Martins, with your Gold status Tour Guide Sylvia Brouard. We will go to La Bouvee and Calais Lane area where most of the character lived (Medium difficulty with a few steps and slopes at a slow pace.)

2pm till 5pm - A bus tour in the afternoon.. Including Town, the Little Chapel, a Gun site and a visit to the German Occupation Museum

•  Day 3 - Saturday 1st October 2011

A free day where you might like to do a little Shopping in Beautiful St Peter Port or perhaps visit Herm Island with “Juliet’s” view of St Peter Port harbour as you return.

Following dinner Sylvia will regale you with stories of the “Saints and Sinners of our Parish!

•  Sunday 2nd October

Depart after Breakfast

This 3 night break includes: bed, breakfast and four course evening meal in our award-winning restaurant, tour and entry into Occupation Museum.

* Priced at £229.50 per person and based on two sharing a twin or double standard room.

Single occupancy of twin/double rooms at a supplement of £25.00 per night.

Superior rooms also available at a supplement of £24.00 per night based on two sharing.
La Barbarie gets BOOKED
My thanks to regular guest Mr Peter Kenny who presented me with a copy of his latest’s book "Defenders of Guernsey".

A fantastic book aimed at Children of 9 years + which shows how young yours truly is as.

I thoroughly enjoyed it, and not just because "La Barbarie Hotel" features on page 2! Set in our beautiful Island a story of kidnap ghostly goats and more.
See more info of Guernsey related books at:
Those awfully nice people at TripAdvisor . .
. . . have awarded La Barbarie Hotel a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. We are highly honoured and most grateful.
Breaks - Breaks - Breaks
Our ever popular short or make 'em longer breaks are available with the very tempting Autumn Free night offer selling like “Hot Free Night Offer Cakes”.

  Quiet Autumn Breaks     FREE NIGHT
   Available from September 20th
   to October 30th 2011.
  Guernsey Walking Breaks  from only £96
   Available from March 11th to    October 30th 2011.
  Guernsey Mini Breaks         from only £96
   Available from March 11th to    October 30th 2011.
  Guernsey Seafood Breaks from only £294
   Available from May 1st to    September 30th 2011.
  Guernsey Fly-Drive Breaks from only £262
   Available from March 11th to    October 30th 2011.
Old and New Barbarians get with it!
La Barbarie can now be your friend!

Go on and have a look, become a friend and we'll poke you (I think that’s the term) with up to date info and offers here . . .
Winter Work
Now remember in our last news letter we promised the “AFTER“ pictures . . . et voila!
Room 7 has been stripped back and enlarged to become a superior room
Room 15 our two room suite is benefiting from a total redecoration to include pump assist for the shower! Yippee I hear some of you cry!
Room 26 and Room 11 have also been given a new look with vibrant wall paper, new lighting and soft furnishings
And the exciting news is that we have listened to and been encouraged by all your positive feedback on the new rooms we created last year so will this Winter add a further four new superior rooms.

From April 2012 rooms 27, 28, 29, and 30 will be our new superior rooms. BOOK EARLY!
Just some of the Old Barbarians
we were delighted to see since opening in 2011
Mr & Mrs Thomas
Thanks for pointing out how Grey the barnett is going!

Mr & Mrs Pritchard and Mr & Mrs Crowhurst
Ok so Villa won, revenge will be sweet

Mr & Mrs Lockwood
As promised we wont mention the big 60 thing and
still trying to book "The Boss"

Mr and Mrs Ward
A bit more relaxed this time Lynn!!

Mr and Mrs Johnson and Little Eddie

Mr and Mrs Adams
I'm looking for a pencil sharpener!

And all you other “Old Barbarians”

Remember if you or your friends would like to be zapped or is it zipped or maybe pinged with a special offer and newsy E Barb wire then please email Andy on and watch your in box