Character Profile: Annie Colson

Further to my new category on character profiles (the full list here), I thought I would take on the winsome Annie Colson next:

annie2FULL NAME: Annie Helen Colson, reporter for The Sunday Times.

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 is dating Constable Brian Dawes since 1930.

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5 thoughts on “Character Profile: Annie Colson

  1. Thanks! I take photos of present-day actors who look a little like a character in my book, and then run it through an online photo software to apply some filters (usually ‘watercolor’ or ‘underpainting’) and then export a cropped version of it for use on my site. Glad you like them!

  2. This is so cool. I love your blog (probably said that before) and you’ve inspired me to use my blog in the month of February for research for my book. So thanks!

  3. Pingback: Portia’s green-eyed lady | a Portia Adams adventure

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