ANNA FREEMAN: A woman of thirty-five, or so, who earns her living on the artistic fringes.
DAVE MILLER: An American, about thirty three, who is rootless on principle.
MARY JACKSON: About ten years older than Anna: a widow with a grown-up son.
TOM LATTIMER: Who is on the point of taking a job as business manager of a woman's magazine. About thirty five, a middle-class Englishman.
HARRY PAINE: Fifty-ish. A journalist.
JANET STEVENS: In her early twenties, the daughter of an insurance agent - American.