Barbara, also known as Auntie or Grannie, is an elderly resident of Pannam Town who lives together with her grown daughter, Sally. She does not get out very often and most of the time is confined to a wheel chair in her room. Despite this, she enjoys dressing up in fancy clothes and reads romance novels to amuse herself. She enjoys visits from Mag and his friends. She idolizes Mag's father, Asroc, and will also tell Mag other stories about the history of Pannam Town.