Part 1, March 27-31 Summary
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 unclear about some of the details because he was, as usual, slightly drunk. He heard soldiers shouting and waving their guns, and he knew Adams was...
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