• France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Brazil

Winter of the World

Cast of Characters

American

Dewar family Peshkov family
Senator Gus Dewar Lev Peshkov
Rosa Dewar, his wife Olga Peshkov, his wife
Woody Dewar, their elder son Daisy Peshkov, their daughter
Chuck Dewar, their younger son Marga, Lev’s mistress
Ursula Dewar, Gus’s mother Greg Peshkov, son of Lev and Marga
Gladys Angelus, film star, also Lev’s mistress
 
Rouzrokh family Buffalo socialites
Dave Rouzrokh Dot Renshaw
Joanne Rouzrokh, his daughter Charlie Farquharson
 
Others
Joe Brekhunov, a thug Eddie Parry, sailor, friend of Chuck’s
Brian Hall, union organizer Captain Vandermeier, Chuck’s superior
Jacky Jakes, starlet Margaret Cowdry, beautiful heiress
 
Real historical characters
President F. D. Roosevelt Cordell Hull, Secretary of State
Marguerite ‘Missy’ LeHand, his assistant Sumner Welles, Undersecretary of State
Vice-President Harry Truman Colonel Leslie Groves, Army Corps of Engineers

English

Fitzherbert family
Earl Fitzherbert, called Fitz ‘Boy’ Fitzherbert, Viscount Aberowen, their older son
Princess Elizaveta, called Bea, his wife Andy, their younger son
 
Leckwith-Williams family
Ethel Leckwith (née Williams), MP for Aldgate Lloyd Williams, Ethel’s son, Bernie’s Stepson
Bernie Leckwith, Ethel’s husband Millie Leckwith, Ethel and Bernie’s daughter
 
Others
Ruby Carter, friend of Lloyd’s Marguis of Lowther, called Lowthie
Sir Bartholomew (‘Bing’) Westhampton, friend of Fitz’s Naomi Avery, Millie’s best friend
Lindy and Lizzie Westhamptom, Bing’s twin daughters Abe Avery, Naomi’s brother
Jimmy Murray, son of General Murray May Murray, his sister
 
Real historical characters
Ernest Bevin, MP, Foreign Secretary

German & Austrian

Von Ulrich family
Walter von Ulrich Ada Hempel, their maid
Maud (née Lady Maud Fitzherbert), his wife Kurt, Ada’s illegitimate son
Erik, their son Robert von Ulrich, Walter’s second cousin
Carla, their daughter Jörg Schleicher, Robert’s partner
Rebecca Rosen, an orphan
 
Franck family
Ludwig Franck Frieda, their daughter
Monika (née Monika von der Helbard), his wife Axel, their younger son
Werner, their elder son Ritter, chauffer
Count Konrad von der Helbard, Monika’s father
 
Rothmann family
Dr Issac Rothmann Eva, their daughter
Hannelore Rothmann, his wife Rudi, their son
 
Von Kessel family
Gottfried von Kessel, deputy for the Centre Party Heinrich von Kessel, his son
 
Gestapo
Commissar Thomas Macke Reinhold Wagner
Inspector Kringelein, Macke’s boss Klaus Richter
Günther Schneider
 
Others
Hermann Braun, Erik’s best friend Sergeant Schwab, gardener
Wilhelm Frunze, scientist

Russian

Peshkov family
Grigori Peshkov Vladimir, always called Volodya, their son
Katerina, his wife Anya, their daughter
 
Others
Zoya Vorotsynstev, physicist Colonel Lemitov, Volodya’s boss
Ilya Dvorkin, officer of the secret police Colonel Bobrov, Red Army officer in Spain
 
Real historical characters
Lavrentiy Beria, head of the secret police Vyacheslav Molotov, Foreign Minister

Spanish

Teresa, literacy teacher  

Welsh

Williams family
David Williams, called Dai, ‘Granda’ Billy Williams, MP for Aberowen
Cara Williams, ‘Grandmam’ Mildred, Billy’s wife
Dave, Billy’s elder son Keir, Billy’s younger son
 
Griffiths family
Tommy Griffiths, Billy Williams’s political agent Lenny Griffiths, Tommy’s son

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