favourite female characters?

(41 Posts)
NotYoMomma Sun 15-Sep-13 21:59:31

who are your favourite female characters?

obviously Elizabeth Bennett will have a big following (good!)

I love Hester from Mortal Engines

and Daisy from the Great Gatsby - she is so selfish but perfectly crafted it is a joy to read about her.

OverAndAbove Thu 26-Sep-13 22:08:53

Oh yes I love Lexie.
And Petrova Fossil ROCKS!

I've turned over from the film of The Lovely Bones because I can't bear to watch it but Susie Salmon is just so sweet

MostlyHarmless84 Tue 01-Oct-13 10:10:32

Granny Weatherwax (Discworld books)
Celie (The Color Purple)
Toby (Year of the Flood)

babybythesea Sat 05-Oct-13 22:43:03

One of my favourites has been mentioned - Idgie from Fired Green Tomatoes.

And Emily Starr, from the Emily of New Moon series. I love her so much I have an Emily of my own, and a copy of the books to give her when she is old enough!

Colyngbourne Sun 06-Oct-13 14:30:36

Hester from Mortal Engines

Fanny Price from Mansfield Park

Valentine Wannop from Parade's End

Dorothea Casaubon from Middlemarch

Kasterborous Sun 06-Oct-13 21:23:26

Precious Ramotswe
Kinsey Millhone

Fanny Price???????!!!!!! I always thought she'd have been more interesting if she'd let \Henry Crawford seduce her tbh. grin

cocoleBOO Mon 07-Oct-13 18:17:08

Kinsey Millhone
Stephanie Plum
Marge from the Faye Kellerman Decker books (hate Rina!)

MrsAMerrick Mon 07-Oct-13 21:57:27

Cassandra Mortmain
Lawrie Marlow

Caitlin17 Sat 26-Oct-13 03:36:26

Can't stand Austen 's interchangeable bores. Becky Sharp.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Mon 28-Oct-13 19:06:06

Ooooo great thread

Agree with Granny Weatherwax, she's the best.

If anyone has read any of the Dorothy Dunnett books the they will know Phillipa Somerville. She is a wonderful character who grows over the books. And Merrily Watkins is a fabulous character, new book out soon.

Favourite classic character has to be Becky Sharp.

LifeHuh Tue 29-Oct-13 01:09:31

Read through the thread thinking "has anyone said Philippa Somerville?"
so,yes - Philippa!

and Granny Weatherwax,Harriet Vane,various fantasy heroes too numerous to mention,and The Provincial Lady (EM Delafield).and Henrietta (Henrietta's House - Elizabeth Goudge)

runawaysimba Tue 29-Oct-13 01:30:27

YY to Granny Weatherwax, and Tiffany Aching too.

NumTumRedRum Tue 29-Oct-13 01:37:06

It has to be Marianne Halcombe for me (Woman in White, Wilkie Collins).

And Mary from The Secret Garden and Fern from Charlotte's web.

Helena Justina

Tiffany Aching

Kinsey Millhone

Laura Ingalls (not exactly fictional though)

Mary Lennox

Jo March

mrswalker13 Tue 29-Oct-13 08:07:58

Grace Marks in Alias Grace. That she's based on a real person makes her even more intriguing!

ThursdayLast Wed 30-Oct-13 12:31:48

Anne Eliot
Thursday Next
Lula from the Stephanie Plum series
The Walsh women of Marian Keyes

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