The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society can help.

Piers Langley Character Analysis

A friend of Juliet, Sophie, and Sidney. He disappeared in Burma in 1943 and a month before the novel begins, he mysteriously reappears in Australia. The news is that he's turned to alcohol to deal with the trauma of the war, and Sidney flies to Australia to help care for him. Though the novel never says it outright, it's implied that Piers is gay and is possibly involved with Sidney.
Get the entire The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society LitChart as a printable PDF.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society PDF

Piers Langley Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The timeline below shows where the character Piers Langley 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, 21st-26th February, 1946
Family, Parenting, and Legitimacy Theme Icon
Women, Marriage, and Work Theme Icon
...promised to forward letters. Juliet says that she knows Sidney is in Australia to see Piers Langley. She reminds Sidney that she is capable of being discreet. (full context)
Part One, 28th February, 1946
Family, Parenting, and Legitimacy Theme Icon
Women, Marriage, and Work Theme Icon
...surprised that Sidney went to Australia, but she's happy he's there to take care of Piers. She's also happy that Sidney isn't in London—with him gone, Juliet can spend time with... (full context)
Part One, 3rd March, 1946
Family, Parenting, and Legitimacy Theme Icon
War, Hunger, and Humanity Theme Icon
...bravery and quick thinking. Juliet says she hopes Elizabeth will come home soon, and mentions Piers's surprising reappearance in Australia after being shot down in Burma in 1943. (full context)
Part One, 20th-23rd March, 1946
Family, Parenting, and Legitimacy Theme Icon
...he'll be delayed; he fell off a horse and broke his leg. He says that Piers is nursing him. Juliet then writes Sophie, imploring her to not run off to Australia... (full context)
Part One, 31st March, 1946
Family, Parenting, and Legitimacy Theme Icon
Juliet writes to Sidney and Piers and includes copies of all the letters she's received from Guernsey. She says she's in... (full context)
Part One, 12th April, 1946
War, Hunger, and Humanity Theme Icon
Juliet writes to Sidney and Piers and tells them that she's been spending all her time researching Guernsey. She discovered one... (full context)