The Ruling Class Characters

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Bertie

See Bishop Bertram Lampton

Detective Sergeant Fraser

Fraser is Brockett's assistant.

Lady Claire Gurney

Claire is married to Sir Charles, but that doesn't stop her from having an affair with Dr. Herder, which she undertakes to elicit his support in committing her nephew. She also attempts to seduce Jack when he begins to show signs of improvement. She displays a sophisticated, tough exterior when she blandly lets on that she knows of her husband's affairs. Claire is a caricature of the jaded grand-dame; she play-acts the role of a highborn lady while emptily pursuing the goal of saving the family name. She is a woman with no illusions.

Jack Gurney, the Fourtheenth Earl of Gurney

Jack suffers from delusions of grandeur and, already a member of the peerage, the only step up for him is God. Therefore, he calls himself God, Yahweh, the Infinite Personal Being, and sleeps...

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