The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

by

Ann Shaffer

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Part 1: 8 Feb, 1946 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Amelia Maugery writes to Juliet and says that when Dawsey came to ask her to write to Juliet, Dawsey forgot to be shy. Amelia says that she'd be happy to write about the German occupation with one caveat. She explains that a friend sent her a copy of Izzy Bickerstaff Goes to War. She found it amusing and informative, but she's concerned about just how amusing it was. Amelia says that she doesn't want to participate if Juliet just wants to make fun of the Society's name. She asks that Juliet tell her about herself and what the article will entail.
Amelia's note that Dawsey wasn't shy when he asked her to write is an early indicator that Dawsey is nursing feelings for Juliet—which shows that literature can lead to even deeper and more meaningful relationships than just pen pals. Amelia's concerns about Izzy indicate that she's very protective of the Society and will defend them as though they were blood family.
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