Alice Parslow was a girl who worked at The Trout Inn near Oxford. Her dæmon was named Ben and was not yet settled.[2] During her time there, she got her bottom pinched by an old farmer named Arnold Helmsley.[3]

During the floods, when Alice was 15,[4] she and Malcolm Polstead rescued Lyra Belacqua and took her to Lord Asriel in London aboard La Belle Sauvage. She was from the Parslow family. Many members of this family worked as servants at Jordan College. Alice lived with her mother and sisters in Wolvercote.[5]