The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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Sidney's second secretary of the novel. She's a slightly older woman who at first appears to be kind and maternal. She sends Kit paper dolls and is very sweet and accommodating in her correspondence with Juliet. When she arrives on Guernsey in Sidney's stead to fetch the letters written by Oscar Wilde, however, Juliet learns the truth: Billee Bee is actually Gilly Gilbert's lover and co-conspirator, and she hopes to steal the letters for Gilly. As Billee Bee tries to leave the island, Isola and Kit accost her and manage to take the letters back.
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Billee Bee Jones Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Part Two, 10th June, 1946
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Juliet thanks Sidney: his new secretary, Billee Bee Jones, sent two books of paper dolls for Kit, as well as a pair of... (full context)
Part Two, 5th August, 1946
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...leaves her letters on his desk, she reads them. She wants to assure Juliet that Billee Bee isn't running errands and sending things because Sidney asked her to—she's disgustingly devoted to Sidney... (full context)
Part Two, 13th and 14th August, 1946
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Sidney writes Juliet and says that according to Billee Bee 's research, Oscar Wilde did visit Jersey in 1893, so it's possible he stopped in... (full context)
Part Two, 20th August, 1946
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Billee Bee sends Juliet a telegram explaining that Sidney has been called to Rome and asked her... (full context)
Part Two, 22nd August, 1946
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Juliet writes Sophie that Sidney is getting too important, given that he's sent Billee Bee to collect the letters. Billee Bee was very seasick upon arrival but has been a... (full context)
Part Two, 23rd August, 1946
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Juliet sends Sidney a scathing letter, berating him for sending Billee Bee to collect the letters. Billee Bee said that Sidney requested the originals, and Isola would... (full context)
Part Two, 24th August, 1946
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Susan sends a frantic telegram to Juliet instructing her to not allow Billee Bee to take the letters. Stephens & Stark's new sub-editor saw Billee Bee with Gilly Gilbert... (full context)
Part Two, 24th August, 1946, 2:00 a.m.
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Juliet thanks Susan for her tip about Billee Bee . The telegram came just in time: Kit and Isola were out gathering herbs early... (full context)
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Kit had the envelope of letters and a gift from Billee Bee in her hands—a quilted ferret—and Juliet was thrilled to see that the letters were safe.... (full context)
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...wearing a uniform jacket, with Remy carrying a hoe. Booker growled that he wouldn't arrest Billee Bee , but he'd make sure she left the island. Billee Bee took the toy ferret... (full context)
Part Two, 26th August, 1946
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Susan replies to Juliet and says that Gilly and Billee Bee wanted the letters to exact revenge for when Sidney humiliated Gilly following the teapot incident.... (full context)
Part Two, 29th August, 1946
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...safe in Isola's biscuit tin. Juliet says that she was calm the day they discovered Billee Bee , but that evening, she began to get nervous. Dawsey and Remy stopped to check... (full context)