Over the Edge
Job: London Taxi Driver
Dave is a bit of a car fanatic, a former auto-mechanic, he now drives his Taxi
for a living, and looks after his Jag in his spare time. A quiet, easy going
sort of guy, people seem to find it easy to talk to Dave... if nothing else,
his run of bad luck makes others feel lucky in comparison.
Rather unusually, people Dave bears a striking reseblance to Harvey Keitel,
and is often stopped in the street by people mistaking him for the Hollywood
You suspect Karen's big brother is the sibling she is closest too.
Job: Independently wealthy, looking after Grandpapa and Joe, Attempting to write a novel
Karen is the sensible one in the family. To be honest you were suprised to
find she even bought lottery tickets ("I just had a feeling" she has said)
Karen doesn't make many friends, prefering family and a quiet life. She has
never been in a steady relationship, and you don't know who Joe's father is.
Job: Unknown. Last heard of travelling / playing the guitar
Home: Unknown. Last heard of in South America
Noone has heard from cousin Felipe for a long time. The last anyone
was aware, Felipe had taken a flight to somewhere in south america to find
himself and go travelling. Filipe sent letts home for a couple of years, but
even these ceased in the spring of 1995.
What you remember of Philippe mainly is his skill as a musician, and the dark
moods and fits of depression he had as a child.
George David "Cutter" Brooke
Job: Football Supremo
Famous throughout the island, George is the head of Al'Amarja's FA and
coach of the national football team, who recently announced their arrival
on the world scene with a 4-1 win over Malta. Awarded honourary
citizenship for his heroic role in the revolution he has lived on the
island since the 1950s. His RAF nickname of "cutter" belied his graceful
Job: Ex-Founder chairman CEO and chief engineer of alamarja.net
Home: A nice flat in Al'Amarja, the rent on which is paid up until the end
of the month.
Slightly shy, withdrawn and studious, Dave left a well paid electronics job
to move to Alamarja and set up a risky free ISP venture, which has just
collapsed. Noone's really sure why he did this, though there are rumours
that he wanted to do something different and more exciting, and moreover was
was trying to get away from his girlfriend. No one is sure what he plans to
do next, least of all him.
Job: Childrens' Television Presenter
otthreeminutesandyourwordtostartonis... Kid's TV Presenter. Jeremy left
university with a doctorate in rheology, and floundered in the real world until
a stroke of luck got him a job working in Childrens TV. Jeremy's light-heartedness and childish sense
of humour made him the ideal presenter for Sky 1's saturday children's
show. He now presents heartfelt ecological pieces on far-flung
sunny countries in brightly-coloured shorts and hawaiian shirts; then dunks
a host of 5 to 7 year olds in coloured goo.
Jeremy is considered irritating and annoying by almost everyone over the age of ten that meets him
Old now, and spending more and more time in hospital, Grandpapa has seen most
of his life. Yet when Grandpapa is well, there is still a lot of life in him.
A civil servant and ambassador in his working life, Grandpapa retired to
Al'Amarja with Grandmama Eileen, where they spent many blissful years until
she died last year. Grandpapa often talks of his adventures in both world
wars (he never was one to let maths get in the way of a good story). It has
occured to many of you that there is probably a good book waiting to be written
about some of Grandpapa's more way out stories