Lark's People - A-H
All the stories in the Fairy in the Bed series are set in the same world, and characters tend to pop up in one another's stories. Here are some of the people you'll meet, along with their relationships and the books in which they appear. Main characters appear in UPPER CASE, the first time they’re mentioned. Major or supporting characters in Normal Case. They are grouped alphabetically by first name, because some of them don't use surnames.
Abbie Fraser (human) Deceased adopted mother of Chloe Fraser; wife of Paul (dec) and mother of Belle Jessup. Sam and the Sylvan
Adkins Perry (Hob) Landlord of The Pear Tree pub in Silent Park, Sydney. A hob who rules his pub with a firm hand.
Ailsa McDonald: braeside woman Nelis meets in The Pear Tree. Wife of Stuart and something of a busybody, she annoys Xavier Partridge by discussing his failings in public.
Ajay Kahn (human) Stepfather of George Dark, husband of Sarah Kahn and father of Ranjeet Kahn. A joey scout leader who enjoys boating and fishing. Tied up in Tinsel
Akaroa; Betony’s name for the man she knows as The islander in Betony Buys Adventure. She borrowed the name from a hero in the Lost Island series.
Alan Adair (Fay: Braefolk) Born in the mid 1940s and works as a barman in a nightclub called Kaleidoscope in the late 1960s. In love with Marguerite du Fen and attends the Midsummer Ball at Skipton Manor. Later he’s married to Maggie and the grandfather of Alys Adair. Midsummer Melody, The Kissing Ring, Alys by Night
Alannah (fay: leprechaun) Cousin of Kieran Shamrock. Old acquaintance of Hamish McTavish. Floribunda and the Best Men
Alexander Peckerdale (fay: pixie) Third child and second son of Peter and Pia, brother of Melody, Kris and Leilana. A gaylord, whose lover is Oison Seekjoy, a leprechaun gossoon. Alex has green eyes and an attractive crooked smile. Father of Quinn Peckerdale and father by love of Cèilidh Acushla The Kissing Ring, Seeking Joy
Alicia McFee (half fay: court/human) Mother of Skye McFee. Wife of Eddie. Fair-skinned and elegant, superior, cool and judgmental. A celebrity model/actor in the 1980s. The Wish-Match, Pisky Business
Alice and Meg – (human). Foster parents of Betony Field in Betony Buys Adventure. Died in a flu epidemic when Betony was seventeen. Mac Tilley knew them, which may have influenced his decision to employ Betony
Alice Fillion; A cousin of Caroline de Libre, on her mother’s side. Her mother has remarried to a leprechaun halfling and they live at Erin a’ Fee. Marcella de Libre selects Alice as a possible bride for Ancel, but she has chosen someone else; a leprechaun man named Tyrone Scarlet. Under the Christmas Tree.
Alister McTavish (fay: braefolk with a laird manifest). Eldest son of Lachlan and Jenny McTavish, brother of Glengarry, Hamish and Sean. Married. Floribunda and the Best Men, The Courting of Eileen.
Alsace Hardy: (human) eldest child of Brooke and Pierre Hardy. Philippa calls him Al. Born the year of Philippa’s marriage to Sebastian – 1993 – and thus a few months older than Court. The Counterpoint series
Alys Adair (fairy: court/Braesider mix) Granddaughter of Alan and Marguerite, meets Tango Merriweather in Alys by Night
Alyssa Curry: Classmate of Nelis Winter, and not a very nice person. The Pear Tree
Amalie de Courcy (fay: court fay) 15-year-old daughter of Kit St Clair and Rafe de Courcy. Potential pupil at Forever. Sam and the Sylvan. Appears as a seventeen-year-old in Man Overboard and participates in the kidnapping of Promise Grene in I Promise. Performs at the Counterpoint Festival
Amaryllis Geranium Trip (half fay: hob/human) Daughter of Geraint Trip and Mary Canterbury Trip, half-sister of Linda Hobbs, half-aunt of Laura Pendennis and her brother Jamie. Amaryllis is small and blonde and pretty, like Mary. She sings with Even the Dog at the Counterpoint Festival Pisky Business, Counterpoint
ANCEL DE LIBRE: Husband of Suzette Skipton, from Île d'eté (The Isle of Summer) in the Star Pin. Sone of Marcella and Edelmir, brother of Rene and Jacot. Cousin of Caroline and cross cousin of Foss Chancery. A horse-calmer. Under the Christmas Tree and Love Began at Christmas
Andre Skipton (fay court) Roderick’s father. Married to Cecily
Annabel Verhoven (human) Mish’s mother in The Kissing Ring. A veritable Mrs Robinson with a penchant for taking trophies
Anne Lavender (human) A widowed client Linda Hobbs drives for Vouch-Safe. Pisky Business
Annie (human) the community watch leader. Number 16 Ridgeway Road. Mentioned in Pen and Ink
Annie Inkersoll (scatterblood – dec.) Mother of Rory, who died when he was ten. The Red Cat
An Tuar Ceatha – the name Foss Chancery uses on Bodhran Island. (The Rainbow) Betony Buys Adventure
The arcadian (fay) The man Betony meets on Arcadia Island. He is compact and strong with a black beard and curly black hair. He wears natural linen clothing and has a great love of fun. He is on good terms with a herd of fay goats.
Argent Amore (fay horse) The grey steed belonging to the summerman in Isle o’ Samhradh. His dam was a supposed Connemara pony named Blessed, and his sire a cloud stepper. His sister is the cream mare, Galathe Desire. He has another sibling—the golden filly. Under the Christmas Tree and Betony Buys Adventure
Asha Levi (human) Gay college friend of Honeycomb Bakewell and Mab O'Mara. Appears briefly in Honey and the Harvest Hob and is mentioned in Man Overboard. Zach Rowan sees her as one of his Blue Moon girls; the Persian Princess.
Ashby Cottman (hob/pixie/court/human mix) Son of Honey Bakewell and Robin “Hob” Cottman, born in late 2016. Man Overboard Elder brother of Harry and Eriskay
Ashling Shamrock (fay: beech maid with leprechaun father) Second child of Kieran Shamrock and Tally Beech. Talented fiddle player. The Courting of Eileen, mentioned in Sunshower. Later styles herself Ashling Everdance
Asht (fay: sylvan) Father of Oash and mother of Koh, Oaka’s forever. Grandmother of Koh’s child. Sam and the Sylvan
August “Augie” Herron (fay: elf) Art teacher at Diversity High, and sponsor of Xavier Partridge. The Pear Tree
Azure Persimmon: Daughter of Rupert and Cordelia. Sister of Xanthe, Rouge, Indigo, Violet, and Sage. Xanthe and the Seaman
Babette du Fen (fairy: court) five years elder cousin of Marguerite. Married to a summerman. Midsummer Melody and Midsummer Maggie
Baptista Fanshaw (halfling) Fourth daughter of Nanette Leopold Fanshaw and her human husband Daniel Fanshaw. Sister of Chentille, Lace and Paola and half-sister of Court Leopold. Born in September 2020. Counterpoint series
Baptiste Leopold (fay: courtfolk) Grandfather of Nanette Leopold Fanshaw and great-grandfather of Court. Died when Court was fourteen. Court inherited his braeside wool cloak and Nanette inherited his fief ring. Counterpoint series
Barbie (human) Human lover of Peter Peckerdale before he married Pia. They fell out over the pixie grip. Barbie later married a "nice elf man from Sydney". Sam and the Sylvan
Barrett Jones (human) Husband of Sherry Silver, stepfather of Sam. Sam and the Sylvan
Bartholomeus “Bart” Merriweather (human). Son of Dennis and Marieke. Tom’s cousin, born around 1964. Large and blond, studying horticulture o/s in October 1986. Skipper of the yacht Tulpenmanie and married to alpenfee mädchen Brigitta since 1993. Father of Fabienne, Sabrina and Jasper. The Kissing Ring, Man Overboard, Northern Lights
Basajaun Partridge. Enara’s husband, Xavier’s father.
Beatrice Florin (fay; pisky) Widowed fairy living temporarily in Summerleigh Grange. Leaves there after her friend dies. A friend of Emer Drumwiddy and second wife of Rory Inkersoll. Sunshower, The Red Cat
Becca – (fay – tree maid/water maid) Tam’s daughter by Moss, the Beechmaster. Half-sister of Tane and Whim and Rye, Lee and Finn.
Belinda Dane (fay, hob): Belinda, aka Granny Belinda, is Chess Dane’s paternal grandmother, a widow. According to Chess she keeps casual company with at least two leprechaun gossoons on visits over there. Counterpoint
Belle Jessup (nee Fraser) (human) Chloe Fraser's much older adopted sister. Daughter of Abbie and Paul (dec) Sam and the Silvan
Ben Swan (human) Deceased husband of Pen Swan. Illustrator, died in his late thirties of brain cancer. Allergic to cats and some flowers. Friend of Si Bakewell and Noel Pattinson. Appears briefly in Pen and Ink
Berryman Grene (fay: pixie) father of Quercus Grene. Married to Clover Garth. A parson. Guardian of Rory Inkersoll, when his mother died, and tutored him. The Red Cat
Bess (human) Married with a son and daughter. Elder sister of Mab O'Mara. Earthy sense of humour. Friend of Frances Eckmann. Appears briefly in Horizontal Bunnyhop and mentioned in Pen and Ink
Beth – Shari’s sister in Calico Calypso. In 1986 she’s a dancer at The Cats’ Pyjamas under the stage name Lulu
BETONY FIELD. Foundling fostered by two women who died when she was seventeen. Worked for Mac Tilley and eventually bought a voucher from Vouch-Safe and fell in love with Foss Chancery
Bettina "Bets" (human) Assistant to Flori at BBB (Big Beautiful Blossoms) Floribunda and the Best Men
Betula "Granny Bets" Bakewell (nee Grene) (half-fay with pixie father, Portier Grene) Joe Bakewell's mother. Has a brother named Birch living over there. The Wish-Match, The Kissing Ring
Birch Grene (half-fay- pixie) Betula’s brother. Lives over there with his pixie wife Casha. Has two adult children and “a swarm” of grandchildren. Si and Skye go to visit them. The Kissing Ring
Blessed: (fay horse – supposedly a Connemara pony, but actually a kelpie). A mare from Erin a’ Fee, who refused any sire other than the cloud stepper. Her known foals are Argent Amore and Galathe Desire and an unnamed golden filly
Bluebell: (fairy) A stable hob who is a friend and tutor/lover of Ancel de Libre. Under the Christmas Tree
The Boy (mostly human with a possible fay great grandmother) College mate of Mab O'Mara, Honey Bakewell and Asha Levi. Asks Honey to the prom, but ends up taking Mab. Hob Cottman opines he might have been a fairy. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob main character (as Zach Rowan) of Man Overboard
Bran (bull calf) Son of Cushla, associates with Oash the sylvan. Relocated to a new home at Crock o’ Gold. Sam and the Sylvan
Brendan Miller (fay: leprechaun) The miller at Crock o’ Gold from whom LeeLee Grene got her cat, Millie. The Kissing Ring
Brid Buttermilk (fay: leprechaun) A colleen from Crock o’ Gold who is taking Bran. Sam and the Sylvan
Brigitta (Bachmann) Merriweather (fay: alpenfee) married to Bart Merriweather, mother of Sabrina, Fabienne and Jasper Man Overboard, Northern Lights
Brooke: (human) aka Daycare-Brooke. Married to Philippa Hackney’s first husband, Pierre Hardy and the mother of the seven second-Hardys. A nice woman. Counterpoint
Caden Marsh (half fay: pisky/human) Youngest son of Keeley Weir and Drew Marsh. Pisky Business. In Counterpoint he’s courting Laura Pendennis
CALYPSO LINDON (fay: pixie maid/ mutable fay) Exotic dancer who manifests as a calico tortoiseshell cat with different-coloured eyes; one amber and one sea green. This form is known as Mistress Calico. Sweetheart of Kris Peckerdale in The Kissing Ring, meets him in Calico Calypso, and mentioned (as his wife) in Sam and the Sylvan and as the mother of Corin and Jisinia in Man Overboard
Camille Hardy : (human) son of Brooke and Pierre Hardy. One of the second-Hardys. Philippa calls him Cam. Born 1995 Counterpoint
Camlan Clover (fay: leppy) Great-great grandfather of the gossoon. It was said he was so green he couldn’t sleep in shamrock for fear the Connemara cobs would think he was clover. Betony Buys Adventure
Carol Charming: (Hob halfling). Second daughter of Mathias and Hazel. Born around 1947. Sister of Nancy and Pauline The Red Cat
Caroline de Libre – cousin of Ancel, some years older. Under the Christmas Tree
Catharine Leopold. (fay: courtfolk: dec.) Daughter of Baptiste and Fleur, married a distant cousin. Nanette’s mother. Died in an accident over here when Nanette was four or five. A happy person. Counterpoint
Cara (fay: leprechaun colleen) Leprechaun woman at Shamrock Village. Floribunda and the Best Men
Cari. A leprechaun woman married to a quarterling in Camden Town. She sponsored Maura Dervla, who refers to her as Darlin’ Cari. Under the Christmas Tree
Casey (human). Ex-boyfriend of Frances Eckmann. Estranged (possibly) husband of Gennet. Owns a Cerulean blue BMW Sports and a silver Honda. Appears in Fairy on the Christmas Tree
Casha Grene (fay- pixie) Lives over there with her half-pixie husband Birch. Has two adult children and “a swarm” of grandchildren. Si and Skye visit her. The Kissing Ring
Castor (fay – waterfolk) Son of Plie and Poll. Brother of Leander.
The Cavalier (human) supergroupie in Court in Between. Twin brother of The Musketeer and brother of Marie Antoinette. Real name Frans Hardy
Cecily Le Porte Skipton (fay – court) Wife of Andre Skipton- Ryl’s maternal grandmother
Cèilidh Acushla: daughter of Oison and Cambria Tillien. Friend of Eileen. “Sister” of Quinn. Love Began at Christmas
Chance Grene (pixie) son of Birch and Casha. Brother of Glendie.
CHARLES “CHAS” DARK (human). Father of George, renting the gateway terrace for Christmas 2017 at which time he meets Flick Echo. Tied up in Tinsel By Counterpoint, he’s married to Flick and expecting a baby. Middle Dark child, mother dec. 2017. Elder sister Vivienne, younger brother Henry. Mentioned in The Pear Tree as the owner, with Flick, of The Dark Room cafe
Charlotte Dearly: (Fay, elf) A friendlie of Otto Fairling whom Nelis encounters at The Pear Tree. Works with a dance troupe.
Chentille Fanshaw (court/human halfling) Eldest daughter of Nanette Leopold Fanshaw and Daniel Fanshaw. Sister of Lace, Paola and Baptista, half-sister of Court Leopold. Paints… but not abstracts like her father. Favours pink unicorns. Clever and talented, dark with narrow eyes and a dimple. Counterpoint
Cherry and Pie (cats) A tux and a tabby, belonging to Frances Eckmann and Niall Le Fay. Appear in Hot Summer Knight mentioned in Christmas Eve
Cherry (a car) A 1956 Chevy, nicknamed by Peck Grene. Appears briefly in Green Balls
Chess Dane (Hob hybrid) Placid husband of Jordana, brother in law of Gem. Court thinks he is a closet hob, but he’s fully aware of his quarterling blood. He claims to be from Cabramatta. Runs a music studio called Indichord. Has a grandmother named Granny Belinda. Counterpoint
Chesten Pendennis: (pisky). Elder daughter of Jago and Emblyn Pendennis, wife of Perren Hammett, mother of Beatrice Hammett.
CHLOE FRASER GRENE (human) Works in an office not far from Peckerdale Grene Community Tower. In her twenties. Wears green, has a green Mazda 2. Has a hapless friend named Josefa “Jojo” McCord who drives a yellow ute. Works at Barnett & Sanderson. Wish-match and lover of Peck Grene. Engaged to him in Sam and the Sylvan and marries him in I Promise. Major character in Green Balls, appears in Sam and the Sylvan and mentioned frequently in Pen and Ink. Dancing flower girl at Pen and Duffy’s wedding in Floribunda and the Best Men. Mentioned in Sunshower and Man Overboard, appears briefly in Court in Between.
Chris Peters (human). Married to Tess, father of her baby. Brother of Jake and Jenna, best man at Jake’s abortive wedding to Honeycomb Bakewell. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Christopher Robin. Deek Caffrey’s name for Kris Peckerdale, Calico Calypso and I Promise
Ciaran Shamrock (fay – halfling leprechaun/treefolk) third child and elder son of Kieran and Tally. Brother of Colm, Ashling and Sinead. Later chose the name Ciaran Greentree
Clare Indigo: (fay; halfling colleen) Davey Inkersoll’s wife. Daughter of Phineas Baker and Sheelin Flute. Duffy’s mother. Has indigo eyes.
Clover Garth (fay: pixie miss) mother of Quercus Grene. Married to Berryman Grene. Appears in The Red Cat
Coco (human) dark haired dancer at Cats’ Pyjamas. Calico Calypso
Colm Shamrock (fay – halfling leprechaun/treefolk) fourth child and younger son of Kieran and Tally. Brother of Ciaran, Ashling and Sinead. Later chose the name Colm Haygreen
Cordelia Persimmon: (fay, courtfolk). Mother of Xanthe, Indigo, Violet, Sage, Rouge and Azure. Wife of Rupert. Xanthe and the Seaman
Corin Peckerdale (fay: Pixie/leprechaun-muti mix) Elder brother of Jisinia… son of Kris and Calypso, dancing partner (as of 2018) of Richenda Pendennis. Man Overboard. Promise Grene’s favourite cousin in I Promise. Having a bit of a crisis regarding Richenda in Counterpoint from which he is rescued by Louise Hardy. Has different coloured eyes, and smells of figs. Manages Thymelines Gallery for his father. Kind and sweet-natured, like his cousin Quinn, but a bit more worldly. Deek Caffrey nicknames him Thunderfist in I Promise.
Corinna Lindon (fay: leprechaun colleen) Mother of Calypso Lindon, sister of Padraig Horseshoe. Wish Matched, Man Overboard. Corin Peckerdale was named after her.
Corneau – Maiden name of Joanna St Clair
Court Leopold -See Delacourt Leopold
Craig Bell; beau of Annabel Verhoven in the 1980s
Crescendo: aka Cresh. Dog belonging to Kay Merriweather
Mistress Cressida; Sebastian d’Chevalier’s mother-by-love. Second wife of Myles d’Chevalier. Died a few years after him. Counterpoint
Cromarty McTavish. Husband of Nairn, father of Lachlan and Jeannie. The Red Cat
Cushla (cow) A small bewilderingly dappled milk cow who associates with Oash the sylvan. She comes and goes as she pleases and has a large calf named Bran when Sam Silver meets her. Originally acquired from Eileen o’ the Mist at Shamrock Village. Sam and the Sylvan
Cushy, Wonder and Burry (cows) Milk cows belonging to Eileen o' the Mist. Cushy tries to eat everything and is a dapple. Burry is red. Wonder is the tetchiest. The Courting of Eileen
Dai Daffyd (fay; griff teg) Rory Inkersoll’s curate. Fine singer from Leeklands Valley. Known there as Dai the Voice to differentiate him from all the others of the name. Descendent of Seren Starsinger’s line and possibly a connection of Ivy Davis. Has an operatic tenor voice and can dance. Dresses in black with a clerical collar. A very nice young man. Counterpoint. Grace Caffrey is somewhat wistfully in love with him.
Daisy Winter; (human) mother of Nelis, separated but occasionally reconvening wife of Snowland. The Pear Tree
Daniel Fanshaw: (human) Husband of Nanette Leopold Fanshaw, father of Chentille, Lace, Paola and Baptista, stepfather of Court Leopold. A modern artist who enjoys skygazing from the roof of his Adelaide home. An old friend/acquaintance of Roderick Skipton, and meets Kris Peckerdale through Melody, and thus meets Nanette and Court
Daniel Hillyard (fay; pixie) Father of Gentian Grene. Married to Flora Chance.
Dante Hardy: (human) son of Brooke and Pierre Hardy. Philippa calls him Don.
Daveth Porthwellian (fay: pisky) Pisky man born over here. Unusually for a pisky he is gay. Drives a bright yellow car. Acquaintance of Duffy Inkersoll. Nominally going out with Jillian Fraeman at one time. Pisky Business
Davey Inkersoll: Son of Emer and Rory. Twin of Andorie. Father of Duffy, Niamh and Helelna
David Drumwiddy: Emer’s father, Dornie’s first husband
D’Chevalier (fay: horse lord) Mani self of Court Leopold. Body shares with Court, but manifests with black hair and dark eyes, and extravagant black velvet clothing with a black cloak and gold plumed hat. Talkative, mischievous, lascivious but ultimately good-hearted. In love with Tress, the mani-self of Tansy Thrift. He’s fond of Tansy.
Deek Caffrey (halfling: pisky/teg/leprechaun/human). Deek claims to be 1/3 human. He's a loud, raucous man who wears a huge ginger beard, flip flops, floral shirt and bermudas but changes his image to “plumber’s mate Number 7” in Calico Calypso. He has a human girlfriend with agoraphobia in 1986. Her name is Shari. Their children are Valentine, Grace and Lilibet Calls people by nicknames often derived from vintage children’s books.
Delacourt – (mani self) Delacourt is the mani self of Sebastian d’Chevalier. He looks like him, but wears dark red breeches, a generous white shirt and laced jerkin. He has brown hair tied back and dark eyes. He is musical, with a husky baritone. He plays the flute and rides the cloud-stepper Hero. Delacourt is the actual father of Court Leopold.
DELACOURT LEOPOLD (courtfolk) Court in Between. Son of Sebastian/Delacourt d’Chevalier (see above) and Nanette Leopold. Stepson of Daniel Fanshaw. Half-brother of Chentille, Lace, Paola and Baptista. One half of the musical act Courtesan with Jordana. Childhood friend of Yvanne Skipton. Great grandson of Baptiste Leopold, the scion.
Wears modified Elizabethan performance clothing. Has a lute named Lady Lyonesse, decorated with teapots that he made under the guidance of Keiran Shadmrock when he was thirteen. Moved over there with Nanette after Baptiste died. Smells of tea.
Delia Rowan Vasiliev – mother of Zachary, wife of Anton and stepmother of Nikolai. Step-grandmother of Tash, Step-mother-in-law of Yulia Man Overboard
De Libre family: A courtfolk family living on Summer Isle in the Star Pin. They maintain the Coeur des Roses.
Dennis “Den” Merriweather – Tom’s uncle; a tulip farmer, smaller and older than Russ. Born 1940 Brother Russ born 1942. Married to Marieke, father of Bart, a giant blond about Tom’s age, and grandfather of Jasper, Sabrina and Fabienne.
(Dervla) Flower O’Shea. Daughter of Dornie and Lambert, half-sister of Emer. Has the loving touch
Dervla Sunshine (fay) leprechaun colleen at Shamrock Village. One of Tane’s ‘students’. Pisky Business.
DIARMAID “DERRY” WARRENER (fay) Mutable fay with an Easter Bunny manifest. Auburn rabbit. In human form, he has auburn hair, chocolate brown eyes, a slight harelip and a personal scent of chocolate and spices. Works as Room Service at Flannigan House Boutique Hotel, one of the Vouch-Safe properties, owned by his brother and sister-in-law, who runs Reception. Wish-match and lover of Mab O'Mara. Major character in Horizontal Bunny Hop, mentioned in Honey and the Harvest Hob, appears in Man Overboard in which he gets betrothed to Mab and sets out to accept a roving job with Vouch-Safe.
Dinny Spinnaker; gossoon in the Pear Tree bar
Divka (fay; fisher maid) She is one of the more sociable of the fisher maids, with a sly sense of humour. She is petite, with greenish hair, and a penchant for asking fees for favours. She knows Jisinia Peckerdale but doesn’t consider her a friend. Man Overboard
Didi (human) dancer at Cats’ Pyjamas (Calico Calypso)
Dodo (human) dancer at Cats’ Pyjamas (Calico Calypso)
Dorcas (fay horse) A grey mare belonging to Berryman and Clover Grene in The Red Cat. Inclined to impatience.
Dornie Drumwhinney; Emer’s mother. Married first to Gordon Drumwhinney and secondly to Lambert O’Shea The Red Cat
Drew Marsh (human). "Husband" of Keeley (Weir) Marsh, father of their three sons, Yes, Kev and Caden. Pisky Business, appears in Counterpoint Answers and marries Keeley because he doesn’t want to be an unmarried grandfather.
DUFFY INKERSOLL (fay: mutable fay--stealth cat) Tall, broad fairy; mutable fay, with a cat manifest. Ex-special forces (stealth cat) now retired. Forty-five, dark with a little grey at the temples. Indigo eyes, high cheekbones, aquiline profile. Lover and later husband of Pen Swan and father of her twins Dove and Llew. Has twin sisters, Niamh and Helene, who are kitchen fay. Helene lives in France and runs a restaurant with her husband. Major character in Pen and Ink, small role in Pisky Business in which he facilitates Linda in her reunion with Jory. Appears as a boy in The Kissing Ring and The Red Cat. Mentioned in Sunshower. Appears in I Promise and Court in Between and Counterpoint. His parents are Davey Inkersoll and Clare Indigo. His grandparents are Rory Inkersoll and Emer Drumwiddy, and Phineas Baker and Sheelin Flute
Dumas Hardy: trace pisky. AKA The Musketeer Supergroupie in Court in Between. Twin brother of The Cavalier (Frans) and brother of Louise Hardy (Marie Antoinette). Son of Philippa Hackney and Pierre Hardy. Identifies as “gay with a lot of straights”. Lefthanded
The Eager Elf (human) Real name Tamzin Herrick. She dressed as an elf, in green tights, a short jerkin and buskins. A supergroupie in Court in Between
Earnest Bearded Bloke A supergroupie in Court in Between Real name Henry Dark, fancies Gemma. Becomes engaged to her in Counterpoint Answers.
Eddie McFee (Half fay- pixie father) Skye's father, married to Alicia. Harry's son. An academic, rather distant, atypical. Wish Matched
Edelmir de Libre – Ancel’s father, married to Marcella Under the Christmas Tree
Eduard – son of Rene de Libra and his wife Under the Christmas Tree
Edward Gundarson. Eldest nephew of Marcella de Libre. Married to Tilde. Under the Christmas Tree
Egbert (fay) Equal opportunity elf. Works at Thrifty Buys. One aspect of Niall le Fay. Appears in Fairy on the Christmas Tree
EILEEN O' THE MIST. (fay: leprechaun colleen with a teg ancestor.) Said to be handsome, good with cows, good tempered and in want of a loving man. Her brother Kieran suggests her as a match for Sean "Highland Sean" McTavish. Floribunda and the Best Men. Main character in The Courting of Eileen during which she comes to terms with Sean. Mentioned in Sam and the Sylvan and Sunshower. Mentioned in I Promise and Court in Between
Eleanora – (fay). Eldest child of Lisbeth and Oscar
Elen Teg Mani-self of Eileen o' the Mist. A gwynny teg with an eye for a green gossoon. The Courting of Eileen
Eloise "Issy" St Clair (fay; court) Daughter of Summerman Gavin St Clair and Joanna, sister of Katharine and Gervais. A persuasive fairy, who calls her brother "Child". Worked briefly in Pisky Business. Married. Floribunda and the Best Men, Pisky Business
Elsie Folly: (human) Born in 1860, Elsie emigrated from Scotland to Australia with her husband when she was 22. Widowed soon after, she made a life for herself, and bore her son, John Folly, when she was forty.
Emblyn Pendennis (fay, pisky maid) wife for 50+ years of Jago Pendennis
EMER DRUMWHINNEY INKERSOLL (Fairy; Braeside lassie – dec.) Loves gardening. Wife of Rory Inkersoll for 63 years. Main character in The Red Cat
Enara Partridge. Wife of Basajaun and mother of Xavier. Maiden name Fairling. Her brother has a son named Orlando “Otto” Fairling
Ennis Greenway – gossoon who knows Flick. He checks the cottage while Gemma and Colin are staying there.
Eriskay Cottman – twin sister of Harry, daughter of Honey and Hob, younger sister of Ashby. A surprise package, born about six months after Man Overboard
Estelle Blake Collective. Where Nelis works in The Pear Tree.
Evangeline Le Fay (Hybrid: elf/human and possible leprechaun – baby born to Frances and Niall on Christmas Eve 2018) Christmas Eve
EVE ADESTE (Fairy: elf girl – midwife manifest at Christmas) Christmas Eve. Delivered Frances and Niall’s baby, Evangeline. Loves Raphael Angelus
Fabienne Merriweather: (hybrid human/alpenfee) second child of Bart and Brigitta Merriweather. Appears briefly in Man Overboard
Fash: A kelpie mare who associated with Lambert O’Shea
Father Quick (human) Priest who was to marry Honey and Jake in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Fee (fay; waterfolk) a red-haired water maid with a penchant for pushing people into the falls. The Wish-Match
FELICITY “FLICK” ECHO (Fay: court/elf; mani Christmas fairy) Apprentice to Luc Skipton. Sam and the Sylvan Cousin of Niall Le Fay, Main character in Tied up in Tinsel in which she meets Chas Dark. Has a pony named Ginger. Appears in Counterpoint Questions
Felix “Fizz” Chancery: (Fay- scatterblood) Younger brother of Foss and Ishlene, youngest child of Oscar and Nerissa
Fergal son o’ Padraig son o Lorcan Hillman: Betony’s second partner at the ceilidh
Red Fergus O’Leary. Calypso Peckerdale’s great-grandfather
Fifi / Zaza (names Kris mentions at Cats’ Pyjamas (Calico Calypso)
Fillion – another of the Summer Isle courtfolk families… Caroline de Libre’s mother was one. So is Alice
Finn Rivers (halfling) Eldest son of Tam and Liam Dancy. Befriends Tansy Thrift in Court in Between when he is 16 and is courting a colleen at 18. Brother of Rye and Lee. Half brother to Tane Pendennis, Whim and Becca, half uncle of Tane’s and Jillian’s children. Step uncle of Sam Silver and thus connected to Jory and Richenda Pendennis and to Oash. In love with Liffey Rosheen. A lovely young man who has the leppy gift of the gab and an affinity with Art the fay steed. He has hazel eyes.
Fizz Chancery (see Felix Chancery)
Fleur Leopold (fay, courtfolk, dec) Baptiste’s wife, Catharine’s mother, Nanette’s grandmother.
Flora Chance –(fay: pixie miss) Wife of Daniel Hillyard, mother of Gentian Hillyard Grene. Mal’s maternal grandmother
Flori Almaclair: Married name of Floribunda Alexandris Man Overboard and Counterpoint
FLORIBUNDA ROSE ALEXANDRIS (FLORI) (human). Big beautiful thirty-something florist co-opted into the role of bridesmaid for Pen Swan and Duffy Inkersoll. Wish-match of Gervais St Clair and Hamish McTavish and, by extension, of their mani-selves Sir Gervais (aka Sir Summer) and McTavish (aka the clansman). Brother and nieces in New Zealand, and a remarried stepfather named John Flood. Childhood friend of Tally Beech. Heroine of Floribunda and the Best Men. Mentioned in The Courting of Eileen, Sunshower and Sam and the Sylvan. Appears in Man Overboard and I Promise under her married name of Flori Almaclair. Appears in Counterpoint Answers as a dancer at the Counterpoint Festival
(Dervla) Flower O’Shea. Daughter of Dornie and Lambert, half-sister of Emer
FOSS CHANCERY. Mutable fay man from the Star Pin. He’s a kind of cousin of Ancel de Libre, and also connected via his sister to the V-S Café in London. Worked as a driver for Vouch-Safe. Grandson of McNamara “Mac” Tilley. Married Betony Field. Betony Busy Adventure, Love Began at Christmas, Under the Christmas Tree
FRANCES ECKMANN (most likely has some fairy ancestry through her maternal side.) Righthanded redhead, a bit clumsy. Ex-girlfriend of Casey. Close to her cousin Kendra who is an orphan. Wish-match and lover of Niall le Fay. Owner with Niall of two cats – Cherry and Pie, a tux and a tabby. Has a terrace house in Glebe, inherited from her maternal grandmother. Mother of Evangeline. Main character in Fairy on the Christmas Tree, appears in Hot Summer Knight and Tied up in Tinsel and Christmas Eve (by which time she is married to Niall) and is mentioned in Horizontal Bunny Hop and Honey and the Harvest Hob
Frans Hardy (trace pisky) twin brother of Dumas Hardy and brother of Louise Hardy. The Cavalier Supergroupie in Court in Between. Twin brother of The Musketeer (Dumas) and connected with (brother of) Marie Antoinette. Son of Philippa Hackney and Pierre Hardy. He and Dumas run a costume business called I-Identify. Identifies as “straight with a lot of curves”. Righthanded.
Galathe Desire – cream mare belonging to Lisbeth. The daughter of a Connemara pony and a cloud stepper. Argent’s sister. Known as Sweetiewhiskers by Eleanora, Lisbeth’s eldest
Galfridus Cassidy: (Fairy; hob.) Husband of Pennyroyal.
Gard Tillien (fay: pixie) married to Tess Brynn. Father of Pia Peckerdale
Gareth Peckerdale (fay: pixie) father of Peter Peckerdale. Married to Jestima Grene
Garret. Elf at the Release Bar. Friend of Math.
Gavin St Clair (fay: court) Knight of the Summer Court or Summerman. Husband since the age of nineteen of Joanna St Clair, father of two daughters (Eloise "Issy" and Katharine "Kit") and a son, Gervais, also a Summerman. Lives at a castle of the Summer Court. Floribunda and the Best Men
Gawain Thorn aka Gawain Lund. Husband of Sighilda.
GEMMA CREED (Human) Light-haired, small and wiry, roadie to Courtesan. Jordana’s sister. Likes small dark intellectual men. Clever with electronics, loyal and loving but expects loyalty in return. Fell in love with Henry Dark and was engaged to him in Counterpoint Answers.
Court in Between, Counterpoint
Gennet (human) Estranged (possibly) wife of Casey. Fairy on the Christmas Tree
Gentian Grene (fay: pixie miss) Grandmother of Peck and Promise, wife of Peter Grene, and one of the founders of Peckerdale Grene Tower. Mother of Malachite Grene. Renowned for her soups and mixes perfume for favourites. She gave Chloe a signature perfume upon her engagement to Peck. Sometimes nicknamed Gentie by Peter Peckerdale, Ryl, Melody, and Martina Bless. Daughter of Daniel Hillyard and Flora Chance. Has reddish hair and sage-green eyes.
George (fay: pixie) Fix it pixie who runs a plumbing business in and around Appledore in the 1980s. Deek Caffrey subs for him.
George Pendennis (see Jory Pendennis)
George Dark (human) six years old at Christmas 2017. Son of Chas Dark and Sarah Kahn nee Fleming, stepson of Ajay Kahn, stepbrother and friend of Ranjeet Kahn. Meets Flick Echo in Tied up in Tinsel
Geraint Trip (fay: hob) Linda Hobbs’ landlord. Sound effects expert. His family hosted Keeley Weir when he was a child. Lover of Mary Canterbury and father of her daughter Amaryllis Geranium Trip. Pisky Business
Geralt Skipton: Roderick Skipton’s great-grandfather Midsummer Melody
Gervais Almaclair: Married name of Gervais St Clair Man Overboard
GERVAIS ST CLAIR (Fay; mutable fay. Knight of the Summer Court or summerman.) Gervais was one of three fairies in a black ops special forces squad. His captain was Duffy Inkersoll. When Duffy sold out, Gervais and his friend Hamish soon followed. One of two best men at Duffy's wedding to Pen Swan, wish-matched with Flori Alexandris, the human bridesmaid. His other self is a summer knight. Third child and only son of Gavin and Joanna St Clair, younger brother of Katherine and Eloise. Mentioned in Pen and Ink, main character in Floribunda and the Best Men and mentioned in Sam and the Sylvan and Sunshower Writes a letter to Tansy in Court in Between
Gigi (human) dancer at Cats’ Pyjamas (Calico Calypso)
Gilbert Thrift (fay, stable hob) Father of Tansy. Marries Ruby, a hob halfling with children in Court in Between
Gilda: Older elf woman at the Release Bar
Ginger (pony) Pony belonging to Flick Echo in Tied up in Tinsel. She says George Dark can ride him.
Giselle Skipton (Fay: court) One of Tab’s cousins, younger than Yvanne and Suzette. Sam and the Sylvan
Glendie Grene (pixie) daughter of Birch and Casha. Sister of Chance.
Glengarry McTavish (fay: braefolk ghillie manifest) Third son of Lachlan and Jenny McTavish, brother of Alister, Hamish and Sean. Married. Red-headed, Runs sheep. Floribunda and the Best Men, The Courting of Eileen. Mentioned in Sam and the Sylvan as someone from whom Oash acquires wool. Meets Gemma and Henry in A Little Bit Pisky. Has a wife he calls Mo Chridhe
Glenyis Hall: hob quarterling. Daughter of Gilford and Clarice Hall in Marram, NSW, in 1962. Sister of Lynnonie and Valeria.
Glory-Be: a fay pony; a grey, friend and companion of Fash the kelpie.
Godfrey de Courcey – brother of Amalie
Gordon Drumwhinney: First husband of Dorie O’Shea. Father of Emer
Grace Caffrey (mostly human… 1/6 mix) elder daughter and middle child of Deek and Shari Caffrey. Born in 1992. Large hips. “Galw Cân,” whispered a thirty-something woman in a full-skirted dress to Gemma. She looked wistfully at the curate.
Grainne Forge (fay: leprechaun colleen) Runs the forge at Shamrock Village with her man. Has a plunge bath she lets Eileen use in exchange for minted cheese. Sister of Eileen and Kieran, Orla and Aine. The Courting of Eileen
Grete Luchsinger: (Fay—alpenfee) Barmaid in the Release Bar The Pear Tree
Guitar Man (human) Supergroupie in Court in Between. Name not yet assigned
Guy Popplewell (aka Popcorn Guy) (human) Lectures in automotive subjects at the Tech in Tasmania in the mid 1980s. Lover and later husband of Mish Verhoven. The Kissing Ring
Hal Warrener (fay) Brother of Derry Warrener, husband of Ruth. Runs Flannigan House Boutique Hotel. Mentioned in Horizontal Bunny Hop and appears in Man Overboard
Hamish Almaclair: Married name of Hamish McTavish Man Overboard
HAMISH MCTAVISH (Fay; mutable fay. Highland clansman.) Hamish was one of three fairies in a black ops special forces squad. His captain was Duffy Inkersoll. When Duffy sold out, Hamish and his friend Gervais soon followed. One of two best men at Duffy's wedding to Pen Swan, wish-matched with Flori Alexandris, the human bridesmaid. His other self is a wild clansman named McTavish who, as Hamish says, has no inhibitions. Mentioned in Pen and Ink, and Sam and the Sylvan and The Courting of Eileen. Main character in Floribunda and the Best Men. Third son of Lachlan and Jenny McTavish, brother of Alister, Glengarry and Sean.
Harry Cottman (hob/pixie/court/human mix) Son of Honey Bakewell and Robin “Hob” Cottman, born in 2019. Named after Harry McFee. Twin of Eriskay.
Harry McFee (dec) (fay - pixie cobbler mani) Fay grandfather of Susan (Skye) McFee, her father's father. Source of Skye's knowledge of Over There. Married to a human for 37 years, moved over there when his wife died in her late 50s. Had his son Eddie quite late. He made Skye's fairy boots when she was fifteen and died at ninety, only a few years after his wife. The Wish-Match
The Hawkins – friends or colleagues of Eddie and Alicia McFee in Tasmania in the 1980s.
Hazel Charming; (human) Wife of Bishop Mathias Charming. Mother of his daughters of which the eldest is Nancy.
Hector (fairy: waterfolk) Water lad. A beautiful black man. Lives by the falls over there. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob and Sam and the Sylvan and is mentioned in Pen and Ink. Friendly, warm-hearted. A friend of Oash. Associates with Poll, Niss and Plie. Kin’s father via Lilla. Sometime lover of Eve Adeste. Mother is Ku.
Heidi Ash (fay: treefolk) A redheaded tree maid, highly empathetic. A childhood friend of Peck, whom she calls Pecker. Sweet and innocently sensual, she wears a sarong. When Peck meets her she’s out chasing leprechauns – leppies – whose pots of gold she claims to want. Probably a euphemism for what she really wants. Appears briefly in Green Balls, and Counterpoint, mentioned in Sam and the Sylvan
Helene Inkersoll Dimont (kitchen fay). One of Duffy Inkersoll's twin sisters. Married to a Frenchman named Matt Dimont, with whom she runs a high-end restaurant called Fete des fees. Sister of Niamh. Expecting one or more children in Pen and Ink and Floribunda and the Best Men
HENRY DARK (human) Real name of Earnest Bearded Bloke A supergroupie in Court in Between fancies Gemma. Younger brother of Chas Dark and Vivienne. Go-to grown up for George and Ajay. Peripatetic, eccentric, very clever, wears glasses to rest from contacts. Trades as Henry Dark Rescue Services. His mother died in early 2017. He has no social filters but he’s a tower of strength to Gemma and gives her a family ring etched with Forever in Counterpoint Answers Friend of Glengarry McTavish
Hero (fay horse – cloud-stepper) mani-self of the fay steed Hugo. Ridden by Delcourt, and once by Nanette and Court Leopold. Bright brass colour, summoned by a flute.
HOB COTTMAN (see ROBIN (HOB) COTTMAN)
HONEYCOMB BAKEWELL COTTMAN (hybrid: part human, part pixie and part court) Beautiful and decisive daughter of Si and Skye Bakewell. Works as a communications officer. Old friend of Mab O'Mara. Ex-fiancee of Jake Peters. Wish-match lover of Hob Cottman and mother of a coming hob baby. Main character in Honey and the Harvest Hob and appears as a ten-year-old in Pisky Business and as an adult in Man Overboard.. Mother of Ashby Cottman and Harry and Eriskay Cottman.
Hugo Bless (fay: alpenfee) brother of Johan, one of the Bless brothers who act as building inspectors for Peckerdale Grene Community Tower while it is being built. The Kissing Ring
Hugo – dun horse belonging to Sebastian Delacourt d’Chevalier. A lovely animal who keeps company with Tarry, a fay goat. Fond of Nanette. His manifestation is named Hero and he’s a brass colour.
Hula (fay: water maid) Elderly water maid whom Laura and Richenda know in 2018. She goes to the waves in Feeling the Waves
Humphrey Chaucer: husband of Emer’s friend Catriona