John Booker is another member of the Literary Society, though he has read only one book, over and over: The Letters of Seneca: Translated from Latin in One Volume, with Appendix. He writes to Ashton, telling her how the book and the Society kept him from being a lifelong drunkard. For four years of the Occupation, John Booker pretended to be his former employer, Lord Tobias Penn-Piers. The nobleman fled to England when Guernsey was bombed; Booker was his valet and stayed.
On the night of the pig roast, Booker walked home after curfew with the others, although he is...
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