A Severed Head Characters

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Martin Lynch-Gibbon

Martin Lynch-Gibbon is one of three children, descended from an Anglo-Irish family on his father's side. Martin's mother was a Welsh painter. Martin is "a very tall, reasonably good-looking man" with brown hair, which will eventually fade to the color of white pepper. Martin's face is long, pale and considered to be old-fashioned, a trait carried by all the Lynch-Gibbons.

As a younger man Martin was often quarrelsome and became a good boxer. In present times Martin tends to be more of a cynic and philosopher, opting to be morose and somewhat of a recluse.

Martin maintains a fondness with Ireland, although he has never visited the country. Martin is 41 years old, and often thinks of himself as an old man. Martin is the middle child. Martin's brother Alexander is 45 and his sister Rosemary is 37.

Martin grew up during the war during which he remained safe due...

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