Further to my new category on character profiles (the full list here), I thought I would take on the winsome Annie Coleson next:
AGE: in 1929 she is 20-years-old, therefore born in May 1910.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Light blue eyes, 5’5″ tall, hourglass figure, bright blonde thick hair cut short in a pixie style, inquisitive face.
LOCATION: East end of London on Spital St. where she lives with her younger twin brothers whom she cares for in her father’s absence (he lives and works in the States and sends money back to support them).
EDUCATION: Basic schooling in London, freelanced for The Sunday Times in 1929, was fired that same year and re-hired in 1930.
PREFERENCES: Prefers white wine, enjoys shopping and clothing, favours rosewater, wears makeup and enjoys looking feminine. Out of all the characters, she suffers most from the reality of the Great Depression, trying to feed three mouths on her salary and being out of work for part of the casebook ‘Thrice Burned.’
SOCIALLY: Mother has died, father is abroad, cares for twin 12 year old brothers (in 1930) and dated Constable Brian Dawes in 1930. Father was accused of murder in 1935 and Portia got him exonerated. Pregnant in 1935 (due in March, 1936), father of the child is a politician in London.