Alison Wetherfield was a teacher who worked in an English school in Aleppo. Her dæmon was a greenfinch. When Lyra Silvertongue was twenty years old, Alison took a vacation to Constantinople, where she met Lyra after the assassination of Simeon Papadakis. The pair visited a café near the oratory of the Holy Wisdom where they discussed the rose crisis. Alison and Lyra met again on a ferry to Smyrna after the boat crashed into a vessel carrying refugees.
Alison's face was notably kindly, plain and good humoured with red cheeks. She looked to be middle aged.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Alison's name was taken from a real person whose friends wanted her to be remembered in a work of fiction.
- Alison will appear again in The Book of Dust Volume Three.