Study Guide

Life After Life Characters

By Kate Atkinson

Ursula Todd

Our protagonist is sure to be the most famous Ursula since that tentacle-sporting witch from...

Pamela "Pammy" Todd

Although Ursula's life differs wildly from one incarnation to the next, her older sister, Pamela,...

Isobel "Izzie" Todd

Isobel is Ursula's aunt. She is a few years younger than her brother, Hugh (who's Ursula's...

Sylvie Todd

Ursula's mother, Sylvie, is traditional to a fault. She hates Izzie (often fantasizing about her...

Hugh Todd

Hugh is Sylvie's husband and Ursula and her siblings' father. He's a hard-working husband, he...

Maurice Todd

Maurice is your stereotypical annoying older brother. One of the first things he does is poke...

Edward "Teddy" Todd

Ursula and Teddy are the two bears of the Todd family (remember: Ursula's name means "little...

Jimmy Todd

Jimmy is the youngest Todd, and the one we know the least about. His only defining moment occurs...

Bridget

The Todds' young housemaid, Bridget, is fourteen in 1910, when Ursula is born. It's easy to...

Mrs. Glover and George

Mrs. Glover is the domineering cook of the Todd household. She's a powerful figure early on,...

Howard "Howie" S. Landsdowne III

The American rapist who admires Hitler, Howie kisses Ursula forcefully in the woods on her...

Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun

Yep, Hitler is a character in this book. He's surprisingly non-threatening, being characterized...

Ursula's Suitors

Ursula knows Fred Smith from the time she is eight and he is the fourteen-year-old boy who runs...

And the Rest

There are a few flat and static characters Ursula meets, just like we all do in our...