Mrs. Gardiner is Elizabeth’s sensible and intelligent aunt.
Given Name: M—. In fan fiction she is frequently named Madeline, but personally I think that is an unlikely choice.
Age: Unknown, several years younger than Mrs. Bennet and Mrs. Phillips.
Primary Residence: London, in Gracechurch Street somewhere near Cheapside and within view of her husband’s warehouses.
Spouse: Edward Gardiner
Children: two girls, ages 6 and 8 (as of July) and two younger boys, with the possibility that they may have more
Physical Characteristics: She does not have as much endurance for walking as does Elizabeth.
Personality Characteristics: Mrs. Gardiner is an intelligent, amiable, sensible, elegant, and generous woman. She is also a good listener who’s discretion can typically be counted on and an excellent source of good advice.
What to call her:
- Mrs. Gardiner – pretty much everyone except close friends and family.
- My aunt – this is how the Bennet daughters typically refer to her.