The Golden Notebook

Characters

  • Anna (Freeman) Wulf: Writer. Main character of Free Women and writer of the Notebooks.
  • Max Wulf: Anna’s ex-husband
  • Janet Wulf: Anna and Max’s daughter
  • Molly Jacobs: Actress, Anna’s friend.
  • Richard Portmain: Molly’s ex-husband
  • Tommy Portmain: Molly and Richards’s son
  • Marion Portmain: Richard’s second wife
  • Michael: Anna’s former lover
  • Willi (Wilhelm) Rodde (Black Notebook): Anna’s boyfriend, refugee from Germany, based on Max Wulf.
  • Paul Blackenhurst (Black Notebook): Royal Air Force Pilot
  • Ted Brown (Black Notebook): Royal Air Force pilot, socialist.
  • Jimmy McGrath (Black Notebook): Royal Air Force pilot. Homosexual.
  • George Hounslow (Black Notebook): Worked on roads.
  • Maryrose (Black Notebook): Paul and George's love interest, born in Southern Rhodesia
  • Mr Boothby (Black Notebook): Proprietor of the Mashopi Hotel
  • Mrs Boothby (Black Notebook): Proprietor of the Mashopi Hotel
  • June Boothby (Black Notebook): Daughter of Mr & Mrs Boothby
  • Jackson (Black Notebook): Cook at the Mashopi Hotel. Friend of Jimmy.
  • Marie (Black Notebook): Jackson’s wife. Has an affair with George.
  • Ella (Yellow Notebook): Based on Anna Wulf. Writes for a women's magazine.
  • Julia (Yellow Notebook): Based on Molly Jacobs
  • Dr West (Yellow Notebook): Writes a medical column under the name Dr Allsop for the women's magazine.
  • Patricia Brent (Yellow Notebook): Editor
  • George (Yellow Notebook): Based on Max Wulf
  • Paul Tanner (Yellow Notebook): Ella’s lover
  • Michael (Yellow Notebook): Ella’s son
  • Saul Green (Blue and Golden Notebooks): American writer
  • Milt (Free Women 5): American writer (= Saul Green from the Blue and Golden Notebooks)
  • Mother Sugar: A psychoanalyst
  • Tom Mathlong (Free Women): African political activist
  • Charlie Themba (Free Women 4): Trade union leader, friend of Tom Mathlong

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