Jane, Lady Ickenham, off-stage American wife of Fred in
Uncle Fred Flits By, Uncle Fred in the Springtime,
Service With a Smile; prevents him from revisiting the U.S. or going
to London except for the Eton and Harrow match. Broke
off her engagement to Fred six times before marrying him.
Her visits to an ailing mother in the south of France or the
West Indies give Frederick his opportunities for forays to
London and Blandings Castle.