Aunt Nina has a tendency to be overly sensitive. She likes to sigh tragically and "cried upon the slightest provocation. Lorraine remembered that Leander had always called her Mrs. Gummidge." Magic for Marigold ch.I,3
Aunt Nina "wrote poetry and peddled it about the country? Writing it might have been condoned--and concealed. After all, the Lesleys were not intolerant and everybody had some shortcomings. But selling it openly!" Magic for Marigold ch.I,3
She is considered tactless by her relatives. She likes the name Gabriella.
She is really only a cousin.