Mothering Sunday Characters

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Jane Fairchild (Jay)

Jane Fairchild (Jay) is a maid at the Niven house. She is involved in a sexual relationship with Paul, knowing that he is engaged to someone else.

She is aware of her social standing and embraces her sexuality. She compares herself to Ethel, one of the other maids when she knows Ethel will have to clean up after her tryst with Paul. She also compares herself to Emma, imagining how Emma would act in similar situations with Paul and how their bodies compare as well.

After leaving her position at the Niven house, she goes to work at a bookshop. She becomes involved in several relationships with the men she meets there. Eventually she marries one of the men, Donald Campion.

Throughout the novel, Jane is remembering her time with Paul, often reflecting on the relationship while she is being interviewed later in life. She becomes...

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