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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.

MrsCakesPremonition Tue 29-Oct-13 01:43:42

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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