Will is an ironmonger, inventor, and the member of the Literary Society responsible for inventing potato peel pie and adding it to the name. He's also a hobby baker, though most other members wish he'd stop cooking—his recipes often turn out horribly. He wasn't thrilled to be a member of the Society at first, but he discovered that reading could be fun and interesting after reading some books on religious theory. This helped him develop a friendship with the psychiatrist Thompson Stubbins, and now, the two often ride together and discuss religion. While Will would like to marry, he's willing to wait to find the right woman and polls his friends about whether or not to court certain women on the island.
Will Thisbee Character Timeline in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The timeline below shows where the character Will Thisbee 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, 17th-18th February, 1946
Part One, 10th March, 1946
Part One, 7th April, 1946
Part One, 13th May, 1946
Part Two, 17th July, 1946
Part Two, 5th August, 1946
...of "amativeness" and "conjugal love." Isola's surprised Juliet isn't married with a reading like that. Will made a joke about Sidney when Isola shared that with the group, but Isola kept... (full context)