(Fictitious character) Auburn-haired daughter of Edmund and Clara Hope. Edmund taught at the London School of Economics; Clara was an accomplished pianist. They were killed in a car accident shortly after Margaret was born. She was then sent to the United States to live with her father's sister, Edith Hope, who taught at Wellesley. Maggie grew up to be a mathematician, and was scheduled to enter M.I.T., when she was informed that her grandmother Hope had died, leaving Maggie a house in London. Hope was unable to sell it, grew to love London, especially all its layers of history. She took in boarders, and decided to work for the British war effort. Maggie is still a British citizen, even if her
American accent amuses her British friends.