Juliet writes to Sidney that Susan Scott is amazing: in addition to selling 40 copies of Juliet's new book, Susan also managed to whip up a real meringue. Juliet also has bad news: her new book, English Foibles, isn't going well and she doesn't want to write it anymore. She says that she no longer wants to write under the name Izzy Bickerstaff because she longs to be taken seriously. She thinks she did a great thing by making people laugh during the war, but she's done.
Juliet will later explain that the columns she wrote under the name Izzy Bickerstaff were humorous and light. Her desire to no longer write under the pseudonym suggests that Juliet is ready to move into a new stage of her career in which she is able to write pieces that aren't just frivolous—and that reflect who Juliet truly is.