Characters - Alphabetical
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Mr.AndersenAn author.
MonsieurAntoineA hairdresser.
Mrs.AsquithBeatrice's acquaintance.
LordBathThe 7th Marquess of Bath.
CecilBeatonA British photographer, designer, socialite, writer.
BasilBlackwoodMaureen's husband. aka: Duff.
LadyBrendaDuff's mother.
Mrs.BurkeFelicity's mother.
RichardButlerHughie's friend.
WinstonChurchillFormer British Prime Minister.
LadyColefaxA notable English interior decorator and socialite.
DianaCooperAn English aristocrat who was a well-known social figure in London.
Mr.CraigreElizabeth's fiancé.
Lady AlexandraCurzonThe daughter of George Nathaniel Curzon.
Mrs.DanielsThe housekeeper.
Éamonde ValeraServed as head of government and head of state of Ireland.
SeanDolanThomas' acquaintance.
DukeElingtonAn American composer, pianist, and leader of a jazz orchestra.
GuyFawkesEnglish member of the Gunpowder Plot.
Lady LouisaFitzGibbonThe daughter of Richard Hobart FitzGibbon.
RichardFitzGibbonA veteran of the United States Navy.
Violet ValerieFrenchOonagh's friend. aka: Valsie.
MissGibbsUncle Walter's gibbon.
Dr.GordonCloe's physician.
SeanGroomA freelance writer.
Arthur ErnestGuinnessAn engineer and senior member of the Guinness family.
HenryGuinnessErnest's cousin.
MoiraGuinnessOne of Henry's daughters.
GertrudeGunnCloe's cousin. aka: Guinne.
 HawkinsOne of the nannies.
JohnHegartyAn advertising executive.
BrianHowardAn English poet and writer.
KatharineHowardThe daughter of Lord Edmund Howard.
LordIveaghThe Guinness' girls grandfather.
TeresaJungmanOne of London's society. aka: Baby.
PhilipKindersleyOonagh's husband.
RobertKindersleyPhilip's father.
Sir FrancisLakingEnglish physician who was Surgeon-Apothecary to Queen Victoria.
RosaLewisThe hotel flamboyant proprietor.
GordonMacreadyBritish Army general.
MichaelMahonThomas' father.
Henry BradleyMartinValerie's fiancé.
KingMidasThe King with the power to turn whatever he touches to gold.
DianaMitfordNancy's sister.
NancyMitfordThe eldest of the Mitford'd sisters.
Brenda DeanPaulA British silent film actress, socialite.
Mr.PearsonThe managing director in a publishing company.
DenisPellyAssistant in a gramophone shop.
PabloPicassoA Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist.
BrinsleyPlunketAileen Guinness' husband. aka: Brinny.
ArthurPonsolbyElizabeth's father.
ElizabethPonsonbyA socialite.
AdmiralRedmondFelicity's father.
Mrs.SpainThe governess.
RayStaritaBritish dance band leader and reed player.
LoisSturtAn English socialite.
StephenTennantA British aristocrat.
MadameVorolskyA flirtatious White Russian émigré.
EvelynWaughA writer.
ViscountWeymouthThe 8th Marquess of Bath.
 WhitakerOne of the nannies.
Mr.WhiteThe editor in a publishing company.
Agatha Fliss and Hughie's aunt.
Aileen One of Ernest and Cloe's daughters.
Alex Fliss and Hughie's uncle.
Arthur Zita's husband.
Beatrice Baby and Zita's mother.
Bert Baby's friend.
Bim Stephen's brother.
Brigid Honour's sister.
Bryan Walter's son.
Burton An efficient lady's maid.
Captain A pony.
Cecil Mildred's father.
Charles II King of Scotland, England and Ireland.
Chestnut Hughie's horse.
Cloe Ernest's wife.
David Bryan's acquaintance.
Dodo Cecil's sister.
Dorothea Elizabeth's mother. aka: Dolly.
Doug One of the guests at Elizabeth's party.
Driberg A reporter.
Essex Valerie's sister.
Evelyn Brenda's acquaintance.
Evelyn Walter's wife.
Fantome Ernest's ship.
Farve Nancy's acquaintance.
Felicity The narrator and the protagonist of the piece. aka: Fliss.
Fidget A chow puppy.
Frederick Oonagh's acquaintance.
Gay Oonagh's son.
George Susan's fiancé.
Grania Bryan's sister.
Gwyneth Lord Tredegar's daughter.
Heather One of Henry's daughters. aka: Judy.
Helen A member of Brinny's family.
Honour One of Rupert's daughter.
Hughie Fliss' brother.
Ida Maureen's friend.
Jennifer Fliss' first female friend. aka: Jen.
Joyce Brinny's sister.
Kathleen A housemaid.
Katy One of Mildred's half-sisters.
Lapham A butler.
Lord Frederick Duff's father.
Mabel One of Mildred's half-sisters.
Marjorie Maureen's acquaintance.
Mary A servant.
Mary Mercy Oonagh's doll.
Maureen One of Ernest and Cloe's daughters.
Mildred Ernest's cousin.
Moira A member of Brinny's family.
Molly Aileen's acquaintance.
Moran Hughie's acquaintance.
Neelia Aileen's daughter.
Olive Guinness's girls great-aunt.
Oojah An elephant.
Oonagh One of Ernest and Cloe's daughters.
Pamela Stephen's mother.
Patricia One of Henry's daughters.
Peke A dog.
Peter Jen's brother.
Queen Charlotte Queen consort of Great Britain and Ireland.
Rachel One of Henry's daughters.
Robert A junior footman.
Rupert Ernest's older brother.
Snooker A black cat.
Susan Jen's younger sister.
Thomas A stable hand.
Trisha Thomas' granddaughter.
Walter One of Ernest's brothers.
Zita Baby's sister.