The novel's narrator, this character is a London-based novelist who is raised in a strict family in Blackstable, England.
Rosie Driffield/Iggulden (née Gann)
This is the first wife of the renowned late-Victorian author, Edward "Ted" Driffield. This character later leaves him and emigrates to America with her second husband.
Alroy Kear Roy
This is the narrator William Ashenden's twenty-year acquaintance. This character is a writer and after-dinner speaker.
Edward Driffield Ted
A renowned late-Victorian author, this character and his first wife befriend the narrator, William Ashenden, in Blackstable, England
This character is the nurse of Ted Driffield and becomes his second wife.
The Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Ashenden
This is narrator William's conservative uncle and aunt who raise him in Blackstable.
A little, wrinkled woman, this character is Blackstable's first liberated New Woman.
This is narrator William Ashenden's...
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