Eleanor Lucille Titania Braithwaite is an agent with MI6.
"Eleanor, and I guessed she was born around 1960 and married in 1981 or 82. Her husband died about a year later in 'a boating accident'. I assume he was born in the late 50s."
"Eleanor probably went to a private school and was a boarder. She said she'd been Head Girl. At her school was a dinner lady known to the girls as Mrs Broad. Eleanor was keen on dance and drama, had a good voice and wanted to be an actress. She was sporty, a good swimmer and worked at Mr B's leisure centre as a swimming coach and life-saver. She had reddish hair, a lovely smile, was very beautiful and not easily forgotten."
These two snippets from stories about this interesting woman tells some about her but there is a whole lot more unsaid, such as why she disappeared and then years later came back.
Most of the first book in the trilogy deals with the discovery by a young man nearing his 30th birthday that his mother, Eleanor, who had vanished from his life when he was 14, was still alive. The second book recounts in greater detail why she found it necessary to leave. The third deals mostly with actions that take place once she is legally able to return to England and resume her old job - "They'd kept it open for me after I left without giving notice. Decent of them, really. Sixteen years is a long time, but I think they were quite pleased when I agreed to go back. Perhaps they were desperate."
The transition from operative to fugitive to returned agent will not stop there for Eleanor. Her final, for us readers, transition will be an amazing one.