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In the short story Problem at Pollensa Bay, Betty Gregg is the girlfriend of Basil Chester but his mother mother does not approve of her because she is too "modern".

Betty lives with her sister, Stella and her artist husband Hans in Pollensa. She is described as having red hair and freckles and a mischievous eye. As Parker Pyne would discover, she appearance and behaviour is partly an act because Mrs Chester had put her back up, being so "pukka sahid" and keeping her son on her apron strings. At the same time she is also annoyed with Basil because he seems so anxious about what impression she would make with his mother. "It drove me to extremes".

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