Jan Wood

English teacher

Current Residence
Islington, London, England

Jan Wood is the mother of Matt Wood. She is the head of the English Department at Barnsbury Comprehensive and her past students have included Lucien Mulholland.

Jan met her husband, Andy, twenty-two years earlier, and is proud of her family, particularly as both her sons have grown up without getting into trouble. As her parents died young, Jan has been close to her aunt, Eva Holbrook, and has tried to attribute Eva's tendency to send Matt books and reading related gifts as forgetfulness. Knowing Matt's aversion to reading as a result of his dyslexia, Jan often exchanged Matt's gifts from Eva for money. As with the rest of Matt's family, she supports Matt by reminding him of what skills he does have rather instead of worrying about his difficulty reading.

Along with Vicky Mulholland, Jan is a friend of Celia Jones. She has known both women since their children had been in primary school and from sharing the same babysitting circle[1]. When Celia's son Jago is hospitalized for a mysterious illness, Jan and Vicky take turns accompanying Celia in the Intensive Care Unit as a means of supporting their friend.

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. City of Secrets

English Characters
William Dethridge · Lucien Mullholland · Georgia O'Grady · Nick Duke · Sky Meadows · Matt Wood · Isabel Evans · Laura Reid · Ross · Julia · Sean · Emily · Rory · Caitlin
Vicky Mulholland · David Mulholland · Maura O'Grady · Ralph Lewis · Russell Lewis · Rosalind Meadows · Joyce Meadows · Rainbow Warrior · Loretta · Andy Wood · Jan Wood · Harry Wood · Eva Holbrook · Tony Evans · Sarah Evans · Charlie Evans · Ellen Reid · James Reid · Julia Reid
Ms. Beaumont · Mr. Laski · Dr. Kennedy · Tom · Katie · Alice Greaves · Mortimer Goldsmith · Laura · Paul Greaves · Jane Scott · Gus Robinson · Ayesha · Jago Jones · Celia Jones · Lucy · Brian · Stella Watkins

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