This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
May appears in Shepherd's Bush - The protagonist and narrator of the first story, She is an underpaid hotel manager in Dublin, Ireland, who finds herself pregnant by her boss.
Rita appears in Notting Hill Gate - The first competent temporary worker hired by the newspaper in months, she is a big, tough, black woman from the West Indies.
Mona Lewis appears in Stockwell - She vomits when she receives the diagnosis of inoperable cancer that will kill her before Christmas.
Sophie appears in Marble Arch - She runs a store-front selling leather...
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