Part 1, January 15-18 Summary
In a letter to Dawsey Adams of Guernsey, Ashton writes that she has moved but is glad the letter Adams wrote still got to her. She was out of shelf room and had a spare copy of Lamb’s book, but she still felt like a traitor when she sold it. Hearing that her beloved book has landed in a good home has eased her mind, but she wonders how it got to Guernsey. Perhaps books have some kind of secret “homing instinct” that causes them to end up in the perfect hands.
Upon receiving Adams’ letter, Ashton went immediately to Hastings & Sons, not an onerous task, for rummaging through old bookstores is one of her favorite pastimes. It is the one store she has frequented for years, and she has always been able to find...
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