The story is told by collection of letters, cables, written messages or notes. The messages between Juliet Ashton, with the publisher (who is also her best friend's brother), with her best friend, with Guernsey personnel, or between personnel outside Juliet, and someone’s notes. The character of each person is depicted through the talk in these messages. People tried to carry on with their lives after the second world war. Although it is poignant, the life experiences of the people in Guernsey during the German occupation are wittily told. Among the stories about inhumanity in wartime, there are stories of humanity not only among the war victims, but also from those who were considered as enemies at that time. There are stories that are actually not directly related to the main storyline, maybe to add the cheerful moments in this novel.