And, while I can't say I've any Bills, Billies, Logans, or, well, Logans of my own, it does seem like the children considered the naughty ones somehow stick with me. I've noticed a trend already - at least two or three of the notoriously naughty boys have decided to "adopt" me. Oh, well.
I did find the names not very hard to remember in relation to their roles, but I have some difficulty remembering which face was which name/role. I didn't manage to attach Colin Firth's face to the name and idea of Bill Haydon until late in the story (until then, I remember Bill Haydon and "King George" as two unattached images). But I do imagine it's Art's sort of thing, The Quest for Karla.
LaRe An omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.