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.
Alfred Atkinson - Together with his brother, this character is a successful businessman in Gildsey, where they found the Atkinson Water Transport Company and build a new brewery. He becomes mayor of Gildsey in 1848 and, with his brother, he builds Kessling Hall, a rural family retreat.
Arthur George Atkinson - In 1874, this character becomes a member of Parliament for Gildsey.
Earnest Richard Atkinson - This character is the narrator's grandfather. The character experiments with beer brewing and creates a special ale to celebrate George V's coronation in 1911. He sells much of...
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