The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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Isola's grandmother; Pheen is short for Josephine. As a young girl, Pheen's father drowned her cat. A man stopped to comfort Pheen, explained that he could commune with cats' spirits, and over the course of a year, he sent her eight letters detailing Pheen's cat's new life as a French cat. Pheen kept the letters in a biscuit tin and left them to Isola. In the present, Juliet helps to discover that the letters were written by Oscar Wilde.
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Granny Pheen Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Part Two, 11th August, 1946
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...goat ate her notes, so she read letters that a man had written to her Granny Pheen instead. Supposedly, when Granny Pheen was a young girl, her father had drowned her cat.... (full context)
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Granny Pheen was so entranced she forgot to cry. The man helped Pheen up and promised to... (full context)
Part Two, 13th and 14th August, 1946
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...writes to Sidney. She believes the letters were written by Oscar Wilde and thinks that Granny Pheen would be so happy to have people interested in her letters. Isola says that she's... (full context)
Part Two, 6th September, 1946
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Isola writes to Sidney. She's very happy that he's coming to look at Granny Pheen 's letters; she thought the sub-editor was nice but uninteresting. He did, however, introduce Isola... (full context)