The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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Mr. Dilwyn Character Analysis

Mr. Dilwyn works in banking and law, and manages the estate of Sir Ambrose after his death. He heads up the search for Elizabeth and acts as Kit's legal guardian, though he never actually cares for her himself. Juliet notes that she's never met a banker who is as kind and accommodating as Mr. Dilwyn.
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Mr. Dilwyn Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Dilwyn 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, 20th February, 1946
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Juliet thanks Dawsey for sending white lilacs, her favorite flower, via Mr. Dilwyn —who explained that he'd do anything for Dawsey because of some soap. She mentions that... (full context)
Part One, 12th March, 1946
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Dawsey tells Juliet about the soap he gave Mr. Dilwyn for Mrs. Dilwyn. Near the midway point of the occupation, soap became scarce and what... (full context)
Part One, 26th April, 1946
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...Ambrose Ivers died in London. Elizabeth inherited his estate, so solicitors are looking for her. Mr. Dilwyn is trying to track her down. Dawsey tells Juliet that the Society is going to... (full context)
Part One, 13th May, 1946
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...to send Juliet letters about the occupation. They've decided to let Juliet rent Elizabeth's cottage. Mr. Dilwyn had already planned to rent the property to provide income for Kit. Amelia also shares... (full context)
Part Two, 16th June, 1946
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...for Kit while they're gone. Kit's future is now uncertain, as she's officially an orphan. Mr. Dilwyn has assured Juliet that nothing needs to be done immediately; Kit can remain with the... (full context)
Part Two, 22nd August, 1946
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...been worried about Kit since she learned of Elizabeth's death. She's decided to speak to Mr. Dilwyn , Kit's legal guardian, about possibly fostering or adopting Kit. She's not sure if Mr.... (full context)
Part Two, 29th August, 1946
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Juliet mentions that Mr. Dilwyn has returned to the island. She's putting off making the appointment to talk about adopting... (full context)
Part Two, 7th September, 1946
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...was relieved and both women cried. Then, Amelia said she'd go with Juliet to see Mr. Dilwyn , as she's known him since he was a boy and he wouldn't dare refuse... (full context)
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...that she wants to stay in Guernsey to raise Kit. She says that Amelia believes Mr. Dilwyn will likely grant Juliet guardianship, even if he won't grant adoption. (full context)