The Philosopher's Pupil
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Cover of the first edition
|Cover artist||Cathie Felstead|
|Publisher||Chatto & Windus|
- George McCaffrey---George, 44 years old, was a pupil of John Robert Rozanov, the philosopher. After changing from philosophy to history and archaeology, he had entered the museum and archive world but published nothing except A Short History of the Ennistone Museum. He married Stella; their son, Rufus, died in an unexplained "mishap."
- Stella McCaffrey--- George's wife.
- Brian McCaffrey--- George's brother, age 41.
- Gabriel McCaffrey--- Brian's wife.
- Adam McCaffrey--- Gabriel and Brian's son, age 8.
- Zed--- Adam's small Papillon dog.
- Alex McCaffrey--- George and Brian's mother, age 66.
- Tom McCaffrey--- Alex's stepson, George and Brian's younger stepbrother, age 20.
- John Robert Rozanov--- the philosopher.
- Hattie Meynell--- John Robert's granddaughter.
- Ruby Doyle--- Alex's long-time maid; a gipsy.
- Diane Sedleigh--- George's mistress and Ruby's sister or cousin (no one knows).
- Pearl Scotney--- Hattie's maid and companion, also related to Ruby and Diane.
- Emmanuel (Emma) Scarlett-Taylor--- Tom's friend.
- Review of The Philosopher's Pupil by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times, 29 June 1983.
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