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Miss Bell is a character in The Lives of Christopher Chant. She is Christopher Chant's last governess before he goes away to boarding school; he thinks of her as The Last Governess from the moment he meets her, because his mother introduces her as "your last governess, I hope." (Due to the continual state of low-level warfare between Christopher's mother and father, the household does not have a good record of retaining governesses.)

After Christopher goes away to Penge School, she keeps his mother company.

She keeps all signs of personality well hidden beneath a drab, pale exterior; she shows her true self to Uncle Ralph, her real employer, and sometimes to Christopher, but never to his mother.

Her first name is "Effisia"; when they're alone together Uncle Ralph calls her "Effie".

See also The Lives of Christopher Chant (spoilers).

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