A woman who, with her lesbian partner, runs the town paper shop. She and her partner are kind to Jeanette, and offer her sweets, but when Jeanette tells her mother that the women have invited her to the seaside for the weekend, Jeanette’s mother forbids her from returning to the shop. As Jeanette grows older, she and her mother run into Ida quite frequently, and Jeanette’s mother is just barely tolerant of Ida’s presence.
Ida Character Timeline in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
The timeline below shows where the character Ida appears in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.