The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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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.
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Gilly Gilbert Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Part One, 25th January, 1946
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...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)
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Snappily, Juliet corrected Gilly: she left Rob the day before they were to be married, and he was relieved... (full context)
Part One, 26th January, 1946
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...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
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...a press conference to defend Juliet and the sanctity of journalism in which he called Gilly Gilbert lazy and a lying weasel. Juliet says that Sidney is quite the champion, and... (full context)
Part Two, 24th August, 1946
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...Billee Bee to take the letters. Stephens & Stark's new sub-editor saw Billee Bee with Gilly Gilbert kissing in the park. She believes that Billee Bee's intentions aren't good. (full context)
Part Two, 24th August, 1946, 2:00 a.m.
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...keep watch, and that's how they caught Billee Bee. Juliet asks what Billee Bee and Gilly were going to do with the letters. (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... (full context)