The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Part 1, April 11 Summary

Mary Ann Shaffer

Part 1, April 11 Summary

In a letter to Dawsey Adams, Ashton says she has received another letter from Adelaide Addison; it is dedicated to vilifying all the “people and practices she deplores.” Adams is one of them, as is his beloved Charles Lamb. Among her complaints is the fact that she called on Adams to have him deliver the parish magazine but she could not find him anywhere. He was not milking his cow, hoeing his garden, washing his house, or anything else which might be useful for a farmer to do; instead, she found him lying in his hayloft and reading a book by Charles Lamb. Adams was so engrossed with “that drunkard” that he did not even notice Addison was there. Ashton assures Adams that she thinks Addison is a “blight” and wonders if...

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