Magda Helene is one of these women who think that a woman’s love can change a man fundamentally. This despite the fact that all the recent research shows that men’s personality, taste and behaviour are fully developed as early as when they are four or five years of age. This is why all men mostly behave like stubborn little boys their whole life.
Magda Helene has a growing infatuation for the estranged shop teacher Bertram Norman-Hole who is unable to catch on to this, women’s interests are not exactly commonplace for him. Of course, she is convinced that when he discovered her real self (which honestly is deadly boring) he will fall in love with her due to her in her own eyes irresistible grace and charm.
Magda Helene’s job as an archivist at the National Library may need to take much of the blame for her inability to see the world as it really is. The light green lenses in her glasses will have to take the rest.
Magda Helene consider her selves otherwise well adapted to provide others with what she consider excellent advice both in terms of clothing, interior and colour schemes, something she is completely without any knowledge of, except for what she reads in an infinite amount of questionable magazines and weeklies.