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

Mary Ann Shaffer

Part 1, March 1 Summary

A citizen of Guernsey who is not a member of the Literary Society, Miss Adelaide Addison, writes a letter to Ashton because she feels it is her duty to give her some very important information. She has learned from Dawsey Adams that Ashton is writing an article for the Times’ literary supplement about the value of reading and intends to feature the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The idea makes Addison laugh.

She is hoping Ashton will reconsider her plan after hearing some terrible facts about members of the group. First of all, the founder of the group, Elizabeth McKenna, is not even a native Islander. Though she puts on “fine airs,” McKenna is “merely a jumped-up servant” from a...

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