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Describe your favourite literary character

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LadyHonoriaDedlock Thu 18-May-23 15:01:53

Do it in a couple of sentences, but don't tell us the name of the character or the work they appear in.

GoldenLady Thu 18-May-23 15:17:34

Sounds like fun. But are we supposed to guess who the character is, and whoever gets it right does the next character?

keepcalmandcavachon Thu 18-May-23 15:20:58

Beautiful romantic country girl, happy to be a dairy maid in Wessex. All hope, trust and spirit ruined by MEN!

Whitewavemark2 Thu 18-May-23 15:25:40

Far from the Maddening?

Whitewavemark2 Thu 18-May-23 15:27:41

Not necessarily my favourite but….

An unmarried school teacher, who is deeply interested in her neighbours, but (apparently) never gossips.

keepcalmandcavachon Thu 18-May-23 15:33:41

Correct author Whitewave2! Far worse chaps , Tragic end.

LadyHonoriaDedlock Thu 18-May-23 15:33:56

That sounds like the way to go, GoldenLady

LadyHonoriaDedlock Thu 18-May-23 15:35:00

keepcalmandcavachon Tess Durbeyfield

Nannarose Thu 18-May-23 16:33:06

Is the schoolteacher Miss Read?

Daughter of a rural clergyman, who suddenly, in a fit of social conscience, moves the whole family to an industrial town; where she learns about life, manufacturing, economics, friendship, different kinds of families, and love.

Grandmabatty Thu 18-May-23 16:36:21

I thought it was Jean Brodie. Mine is : Orphaned and brought up by unkind relative and eventually worked as a governess.

biglouis Thu 18-May-23 16:41:08

Jane Eyre?

Born into a humble background, spend many years abroad learned and qualified as a lawyer. Made a suggestion to his boss which altered the entire history of this country.

Grandmabatty Thu 18-May-23 18:34:47


hollysteers Thu 18-May-23 18:42:49

Mean bachelor. Sees the error of his ways.

dogsmother Thu 18-May-23 19:02:36

Holly steers.
A Christmas Carol.

hollysteers Thu 18-May-23 19:03:52

Right there dogsmother👍

dogsmother Thu 18-May-23 19:04:39

A spiritual woman with a sweet tooth.

biglouis Sun 21-May-23 12:21:42

Mine was Thomas Cromwell in "Wolfe Hall". Suggests to Henry VIII that he break with the pope and make himself head of the church of England in order to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn.

FannyCornforth Sun 21-May-23 12:40:57


Not necessarily my favourite but….

An unmarried school teacher, who is deeply interested in her neighbours, but (apparently) never gossips.

That’s one of my favourites too (if we are on the same page, so to speak)
Is the character Barbara Covett?

Nannarose Sun 21-May-23 12:41:17

I love the idea of this game / quiz, but the format makes it a bit awkward.
Thanks, biglouis, I'd been thinking a 'completely fictional' character rather than a real life one who also had a fictional persona.
Still don't know who the 'school teacher' is - I personally don't think Jean Brodie as she was all about her 'girls' and not the neighbours so much (ages since I read it).

The spiritual woman with the sweet tooth is haunting me - one of those that when revealed I'll say 'of course!' but she's just out of reach at the moment!

FannyCornforth Sun 21-May-23 12:42:06

Oh, it’s probably Miss Read, as someone else said

FannyCornforth Sun 21-May-23 12:44:03


A spiritual woman with a sweet tooth.

Vianne Rocher? 🍫

Grandma70s Sun 21-May-23 12:47:18

I thought Miss Read, too.

Maggierose Sun 21-May-23 12:47:25

Margaret Hale in North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Grandma70s Sun 21-May-23 12:51:04

Lively American teenager who has serious accident, but recovers in the end.

Grandmabatty Sun 21-May-23 12:59:25

grandma70s What Katy Did!