The main character of the novel, she is an independent, strong woman who lives at Podmore's Thatch.
She comes to live with Penelope after her father passes away suddenly.
He is a well-bred, intelligent and unique individual who helps Penelope in the garden.
Penelope's favorite child, she is the only one of the three children that really understands her and respects her.
Penelope's oldest daughter, she is ultimately the reason why Penelope marries Ambrose Keeling.
The perpetual playboy, he represents another facet of his father and has little in common with his mother.
The love of Penelope's life, he is an American who is stationed in Porthkerris during World War II.
The first man that Penelope has as a boyfriend, he will eventually become her husband.
She learns to fit in...
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