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Rachel Castello

With Fred Best gone, the men of H Division naively believe they may copper unfettered by a pesky hack breathing down their collective necks. Rachel Castello is the last thing that they expect.

A subtler creature than Best, she is easier to underestimate. But to do so would be foolhardy. Fiercely intelligent, Castello’s capable of employing a more discreet method of attack than her predecessor, but she doesn't pull her punches in her copy. A second-generation Sephardic Jew, Castello combines the scrappy enterprise of her parents – who came to Whitechapel with nothing more than the clothes on their backs – with the intellectualism of the New Woman movement.

But don’t be misled – Castello is no feminist. She doesn’t think men and women are equal - she thinks women are far superior.

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