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Allington, Lucyâ•… Maurice Allington’s daughter-in-law; she is practical and unemotional but believes that people can see ghosts in Kingsley Amis’s The Green Man. Allington, Margaretâ•… Maurice Allington’s first wife and Amy Allington’s mother; she was hit and killed by a car while crossing a street several months after a man with whom she was having an affair refused to leave his wife for her; Maurice’s guilt over her death helps him to identify with Dr. Underhill, who killed his wife in Kingsley Amis’s The Green Man.
Alderston, Sir Johnâ•… An owner of South Eastern Railway in Michael Crichton’s The Great Train Robbery. Aldi, Leonoraâ•… Italian aristocrat; she marries an English- man who is later killed in the Napoleonic wars; she marries Captain Brooks and then dies after the births of Owen and Beatrice Brooks in Caroline Norion’s Lost and Saved. Aldomâ•… Manservant of the Shelleys; he mimics family visi- tors for the children’s amusement; he is the unacknowledged natural son of Sir Roderick Shelley in Ivy Compton-Burnett’s Two Worlds and Their Ways.
Priestley’s Bright Day. death of her sister Eva in J. B. Priestley’s Bright Day. â•… Sophisticated, well-to-do wool merchant of Bruddersford, Yorkshire, who introduces Gregory Dawson to art, music, and literature in J. B. Priestley’s Bright Day. â•… Sophisticated, well-to-do wife of Mr. Alington; she and her husband introduce Gregory Dawson to art, music, and literature in J. B. Priestley’s Bright Day. Alington, Oliverâ•… Mr. and Mrs. Alington’s son who dies in World War I in J. B. Priestley’s Bright Day.