The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


Ann Shaffer

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

Everything you need
for every book you read.

"Sooo much more helpful than SparkNotes. The way the content is organized
and presented is seamlessly smooth, innovative, and comprehensive."
Get LitCharts A+
  • Easy-to-use guides to literature, poetry, literary terms, and more
  • Super-helpful explanations and citation info for over 30,000 important quotes
  • Unrestricted access to all 50,000+ pages of our website and mobile app
Get LitCharts A+

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: Part 2: 7 Sep, 1946 Summary & Analysis

Juliet tells Sophie that she finally went to ask Amelia her thoughts on adopting Kit. Amelia 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 her.
Because Amelia has a long history with Mr. Dilwyn, he's also a part of the family and therefore, will trust Amelia. Amelia's happiness that Juliet wants to adopt Kit shows that Juliet is now a real family member.
Family, Parenting, and Legitimacy Theme Icon
Then, the best thing happened: Kit woke Juliet up in the morning and silently offered Juliet her box of treasures. The box contained a baby pillow, a photo of Elizabeth, a handkerchief, a signet ring, and a book of Rilke's poetry that Christian gave to Elizabeth. In the book was the note that Elizabeth left for Amelia on the night she was arrested. Elizabeth's medal was there too. After she'd looked at the treasures, Juliet held open her arms. Kit climbed in, crawled under the covers, and went to sleep. Juliet knows now 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.
In particular, the presence of the medal indicates that at some point, Eli passed it onto Kit—and likely told her the same story about it being magic that Elizabeth did. In this way, he paid forward Elizabeth's kindness to him and allowed Kit to connect with her birth mother. Crawling into bed with Juliet and sharing her treasures shows that Kit is now fully committed to Juliet and trusts her with her secrets, like she would a parent.
Literature and Connection Theme Icon
Family, Parenting, and Legitimacy Theme Icon
Related Quotes