Geoff is Stephen’s older brother, who failed his Common Entrance exam and ended up going to the same “wrong school” as Stephen. Although he is a bit of a rebel (he smokes cigarettes with his girlfriend, Deirdre) and frequently harasses his little brother, he plays the role of the protective older brother whenever Stephen needs him most. Unlike Stephen, who winds up returning to Germany as an adult, Geoff lives as a British man for the rest of his life, fully comfortable in the country in which he grew up.
Geoff Wheatley Character Timeline in Spies
The timeline below shows where the character Geoff Wheatley appears in Spies. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Barbara Berrill and her sister Deirdre, who has been hanging around with Stephen’s older brother Geoff lately. The girls’ father is away fighting in the war, and “everyone says they’re running... (full context)
...particular, the strange language that only his father used. Stephen’s father would call his and Geoff’s messy room a “coodle-moodle,” and whenever Stephen would say something nonsensical, his father would call... (full context)
Although Stephen is constantly fidgeting, eager to go back to the lookout, Stephen’s mother and Geoff —who mocks Keith’s wild imaginings—prevent him from going out, especially since it is a Friday... (full context)
...Deirdre, and saw the mysterious man. Barbara then says that she knows where Deirdre was—with Geoff. She says that Deirdre and Geoff meet up to smoke together and kiss. Stephen pretends... (full context)
...and says nothing about what happened. His parents also ask about the missing rations, and Geoff speculates about what could have happened. Barbara then knocks on their door to ask for... (full context)