Tends to dream. She likes to look
her best and wears lace and ribbons. Audrey cannot hold
her tongue in an argument, and often says more than
Fat and jolly, Arthur likes a
scrap, but always comes off worse.
Caring mother of Arthur and Audrey.
Her love for her family binds it together and keeps
Silly old gossip who gets
on the nerves of everyone in the skirtings.
Arabel's son is an albino runt.
Oswald is very weak and is not allowed to join in some
of the rougher games.
A cheeky young mouse from the
city, Piccadilly has no parents and is very independent.
A retired shipmouse. Thomas is
a heroic old salt - he does not suffer fools gladly.
A black rat from Morocco. She
is a fortune-teller who wanders around selling potions
and charms to gullible customers.
A travelling trader mouse - he
journeys far and wide selling his goods and singing
A venerable old squirrel who lives
under the Greenwich observatory. Her motives are good
but her methods are cruel.
Scuttle or "Twit"
Twit is a fieldmouse visiting
his mother's sister Arabel Chitter. Twit is an "innocent",
and does not have a bad word to say about anyone.
and Gladwin Scuttle
Twit's parents, Gladwin is Mrs
Chitter's sister but ran away from Deptford when she
was younger when she found Elijah injured in the garden.
A staunch Green Mouser. He is
a bitter, grim figure but many of the fieldmice listen
to his ravings.
A jolly mouse who suffers at the
paws of his father.
Sedge A country beauty
who flirts with all the boys. She is vain and loves
to preen herself.
Whortle, Samuel Gorse, Todkin, Hodge and Figgy Bottom
Five young friends
who delight in climbing the corn stems and seeking adventure.
A wicked barn owl who loves mouse
A very sensible mouse who has
been elected to the honourable position of The King
of the Field.
Mysterious spirit of the fields
who is trying to get free from limbo.
A mysterious figure in mouse mythology.
He is the spirit of Spring, and of new life.