Gilly Gilbert is a journalist for The London Hue and Cry, a disreputable gossip paper. He first attempts to humiliate Juliet by accusing her of abandoning Lieutenant Rob Dartry at the altar, but she throws a teapot at him. Later, to get revenge, Gilly sends his lover, Billee Bee Jones, to infiltrate Stephens & Stark and steal Isola's letters from Oscar Wilde. According to Susan, Gilly just wanted to be able to publish the letters before Sidney did and effectively steal the story from him.
Gilly Gilbert Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The timeline below shows where the character Gilly Gilbert appears in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part One, 25th January, 1946
...what the papers say, Juliet was not arrested. Juliet did, however, throw a teapot at Gilly Gilbert. Susan accepts responsibility, as she never should've let Gilly interview Juliet. What happened was... (full context)
Part One, 26th January, 1946
...should've done more damage with the teapot, and he's going to give a statement accusing Gilly of being a horrible journalist. He continues that he wants Juliet to come home instead... (full context)
Part One, 31st January, 1946
Part Two, 24th August, 1946
Part Two, 24th August, 1946, 2:00 a.m.
Part Two, 26th August, 1946