The Characters

Q&A session with the characters and Janeen

Q&A Session with the Author and her Characters 

Where did you go to school?

A village in Warwickshire, in the UK, then secondary school in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia 

Janeen

My school, of course, I’m still there.

Billy Nottage

Well I ain’t never had no schoolin’ proper.

Uncle Harry

Oh, I don’t know, we never stopped anywhere long enough to go to school really.

Aunt Millie

Well of course being brought up at Hedderingham Hall from a very young age.

Aunt Hester

What is your favourite thing to do? 

Laugh uncontrollably with family, friends, a good tv show, anything. 

Janeen

Land one cap to cap after another.

Billy Nottage

Practise a bit o’ bottle-flippin’ with the lad.

Uncle Harry

Party as a kid whenever Dad got us away from the tax man…again.

Aunt Millie

Oh to serve dear Lord Hedderingham tea on the terrace. The joy of a spring morning when dear

Aunt Hester

What is/was your favourite food? 

Coffee –flat white and extra hot. 

Janeen

Chips, chips and more chips.

Billy Nottage

A bit o’ hard tack, dunked in a rum ration, can’t beat it.

Uncle Harry

Mum’s pigeon stew, extra good when she “borrowed” veggies from a nearby field.*

Aunt Millie

Oh a simple cutlet and potatoes, After all the rich food served at dear Lord Hedderingham’s table it was…

Aunt Hester

*Editor's note: I’m not sure that these vegetables were always legally obtained and certainly never returned

What is your biggest dislike? 

Achey neck and shoulders. 

Janeen

A brilliant flip that topples at the last second.

Billy Nottage

Seein’ the lad upset.

Uncle Harry

(giggles and points secretly at Aunt Hester) only joking –the tax man. 

Aunt Millie

Foolishness and disorder

Aunt Hester

Describe the author (in four words or less). 

Who?

Billy Nottage

-‘oo’s that?

Uncle Harry

I’m not sure. 

Aunt Millie

I have no comment to make*

Aunt Hester

*Editor's note: the characters seem unaware of the writer’s existence

How would you describe Billy Nottage (in four words or less)  

Reliable when it matters,  

Janeen

A good ‘un

Uncle Harry

 Oh he’s lovely. 

Aunt Millie

Requires discipline

Aunt Hester

How would you describe Uncle Harry (in four words or less)   

 Fair and reliable  

Janeen

Brilliant

Billy Nottage

 Like a brother.

Aunt Millie

Low born

Aunt Hester

How would you describe Aunt Millie (in four words or less)    

 Childish but loveable 

Janeen

Giggly

Billy Nottage

 Her be all right

Uncle Harry

Foolish and vain

Aunt Hester

How would you describe Aunt Hester (in four words or less) 

 A know-all, sorry Aunt Hester

Janeen

A know-all

Billy Nottage

 A know-all

Uncle Harry

A know-all

Aunt Millie

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