A neighbor of Ursula’s growing up. In some timelines, Ursula pines after him while he is relatively indifferent to her; in others, Ursula and Benjamin start a romance when they’re very young. Eventually Benjamin, who is Jewish, fights in World War II and then fights for the creation of the state of Israel.
Benjamin Cole Character Timeline in Life After Life
The timeline below shows where the character Benjamin Cole appears in Life After Life. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
War (I), July 1914
Like a Fox in a Hole, 11 February 1926 (I)
Like a Fox in a Hole, August 1926 (II)
...sixteen, which Sylvie denies as nonsense. Ursula, for her own part, is in love with Benjamin Cole. Izzie then says that she has become quite successful following her book series, but... (full context)
A Lovely Day Tomorrow (III), August 1926
...the train station and encounters Nancy on the way back. They are then overtaken by Benjamin Cole on his bike, who escorts them to the Shawcrosses’ gate before cycling away. Ursula... (full context)
On Saturday, the party is a disappointment. Ursula feels invisible most of the time, and Benjamin barely pays her any attention. She eats an assortment of desserts and returns home, dejected,... (full context)
A Long Hard War, June 1967
The End of the Beginning