Part 1, May 16 Summary
John Booker writes a letter to Ashton explaining that he gets too nervous when he talks to people, but he is willing to tell his story in writing. He was actually not in Guernsey during the war; he was in Neuengamme Concentration Camp in Germany.
Ashton has already heard that Booker pretended to be Lord Tobias for the first three years of the Occupation. Peter Jenkins’s daughter, Lisa, was dating any German soldiers who would give her stockings or lipsticks until she met Sergeant Willy Gurtz, “a mean little runt.” The two of them made a despicable pair, and Lisa is the one who turned Booker in to the Commandant.
One day Lisa was getting her hair done in a beauty parlor and was reading an old magazine;...
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