The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Part 1, May 14 Summary

Mary Ann Shaffer

Part 1, May 14 Summary

Isola Pribby writes Ashton to tell her that she is getting McKenna’s cottage ready for her and that she has asked several of her friends from the Market to write their stories for Ashton. (If a Mr. Tatum writes and asks for money in exchange for his story, Ashton should ignore him because “He is a big fat liar.”) In case Ashton would like to know, Pribby describes her first sight of the Germans. She will add some adjectives for Ashton’s sake; however, she usually prefers nothing but the facts.

It was quiet in Guernsey but everyone knew the Germans were there. The day before, planes and ships had unloaded the soldiers. The planes, much lighter now, became almost frolicsome, bobbing and swooping, scaring the cows...

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