Alice Boland is the housekeeper and caretaker of Warings, and the only person who lives at Warings from the very beginning of the novel to the very end (Edmund Hooper and Joseph Hooper only move there after Edmund’s grandfather’s death). Even so, Boland is a minor character in the book. The fact that Joseph hires another maid for Warings when he already has a perfectly suitable one suggests that Joseph isn’t interested in a maid—rather, he is looking for a wife.
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Alice Boland appears in I’m the King of the Castle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...trees. He climbs down the staircase, confident that he won’t run into his father or Mrs. Boland , their housekeeper. He finds the drawer he noticed earlier and opens it. Inside, he... (full context)
Night falls, and Helena and Joseph still haven’t come back from the hospital. Charles and Alice Boland watch television together. The film playing on television shows a blind man walking down the... (full context)