The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Character Breakdown

Main Character:  Juliet Ashton (British – writer – aka Izzy Bickerstaff and wrote semi-weekly column for Spectator called Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War also wrote about Anne Bronte)

–        33 yrs. old, brown hair, her parents died when she was 12, lived with great uncle in London, then to boarding school where she met Sophia (p. 118)

–        had a fiancé, who dies – Rob Dartry p . 19

–        suitor – Markham Reynolds (American) – publisher, sends lots of flowers , likes to go out, asks to marry her (p. 132)

–        publicist helper – Susan Scott organizes book tour

–        hateful reporter – Gilly Gilbert p. 18

–        publisher – Sidney Stark of Stevens and Stark’s  – he breaks leg in Australia while visiting friend Piers

–        Sidney’s sister and her close friend from boarding school – Sophia Strachan – married Anthony with child – Dominic

–        Lady Bella Taunton – fire wardens together – write recommendation for her – p. 42

–        Reverend Simon Simpless – recommendation letter – p. 45

–        she visits Guernsey on 21 May 1946 (p. 159)

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Members:

Rules for the club: p. 51

Island: 7 miles long by 5 miles wide, 42,000 inhabitants, off the coast of France, once belonged to Duchy of Normandy but when he became William the Conqueror, he gave the islands to England (p. 111)

Dawsey Adams – pig farmer – reads Charles Lamb, the copy once owned by Juliet – The Selected Essays of Elia, sends Juliet white lilies, quiet, reserved, Juliet falls in love with him and proposes (272)

Amelia Maugery – lives in a manor house and farm by the sea –  secret pig roast and hence started group p. 28

Elizabeth McKenna was a servant of Sir Ambrose Ivers, who took Elizabeth after her mother died, (p. 66), with German Captain and doctor Christian Hallman have baby Christina – Kit born April 1942 and being raised by the members of the Society, Elizabeth sent to prison camp in France for sheltering and feeding an escaped prisoner, executed March 1945 at Ravensbrueck

Isola Pribby – lives in cottage next to Amelia, has chickens, goat, Ariel and parrot , Zenobia, fond of Bronte sisters, p. 53, has letters from Oscar Wilde to her grandmother Granny Pheen (p. 234 -)

Eben Ramsey – fisherman, read Selections from Shakespeare, Eli is grandson – was evacuated to England and is now 12(p. 74), daughter Jane and new born baby died the day the Germans bombed the island on 6/28/40

Clara Saussey – reads from her own cookbook and drives everyone mad (p.103)

John Booker – read The Letters of Seneca: Translated from Latin in one Volume, pretended to be Lord Tobias Penn-Piers, was his valet before he fled to England (p. 88) and lives in his house, drinks his wine and wears his silk pjs., is drunk at the 1st mtg. found out (p. 148)

Clovis Fossey – courted widow Hubert with poetry, p. 73

Sally Ann Frobisher (p. 143), Micah Daniels (p. 145) food list, Will Thisbee (pie)

Remy Giraud – friends with Elizabeth while at Ravensbrueck Concentration Camp – letter p. 178

Adelaide Addison – not in the group – Christian women who despises the others

German occupying soldiers – arrived June 30, 1940 – there to fortify islands using Todt or slave workers(105) and under Himmler’s horrifying Death by Exhaustion campaign


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