Miss Penny Stamp

Penelope (Penny) Stamp was the Postmistress of Little Hope, the conscientious stamper and examiner of all packages and letters (home and colonial) which passed across her jolly tidy little counter.

It was rumoured that one of Penny's pigeon holes (second from the left, third row down) was, in fact, a dead letter box for a mysterious fellow in a pork pie hat who dropped by at precisely five o'clock on every alternate Tuesday, although to be fair said pigeon hole could just be a repository for her beloved George Cross's black market shag...

Appears in Juliet's works:

The Wonderful Winter of Little Hope (Publication pending)

The Letters of Little Hope (Publication pending)

Penny had no idea that Churchill could even cook..

"There's a village just over the next rise," explained George, who hated to admit that this wasn't actually Oxford Circus as planned, "It's called 'Little Hope', apparently..." "Sounds about right," replied Penny, "I do hope the locals aren't odd..."

'This is the last time..' thought Penny,  who was having an undercover sort of day, 'The very last time, that I send George shopping for carrier pigeons..."

Sometimes, the writing really was on the wall...

The earth had indeed moved under Penny's feet, but only because badgers had undermined the last resting place of Obediah Postlethwaite.  The situation was very grave indeed...

"Just a quick honk!" said Penny as she rendered George deaf until 1978...

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