Template:Infobox Opal Plumstead is the main character in the book Opal Plumstead. At first she attends St Margaret's school and gets a scholarship, but her father ends up in prison and Opal has to work in Fairy Glen sweet factory to earn money for her family. Opal is not allowed to see her best friend Olivia anymore because her father is in prison. But while she is working at the factory, she befriends the factory owner's son, Morgan Roberts. She goes to suffragette meetings with the factory manager Mrs Roberts. At the end, Morgan goes to join the army for the first world war.
Opal has long, straight mouse brown hair which she usually wears in a plait. She also has brown eyes and glasses, she is very thin.