Lark's People - Lark's Places
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, major or supporting characters in Normal Case. They are grouped alphabetically by first name, because some of them don't use surnames.
Below the people, you'll find places and terms appearing in the stories.
Abbie Fraser (human) Deceased adopted mother of Chloe Fraser; wife of Paul (dec) and mother of Belle. Sam and the Sylvan
Alan Adair (fairy: Braesider) Married Marguerite du Fen. Midsummer Melody, The Kissing Ring
Alannah (fay: leprechaun) Cousin of Kieran Shamrock. Old acquaintance of Hamish McTavish. Floribunda and the Best Men
Alexander Peckerdale (fay. pixie.) Green-eyed, with dark hair and a crooked smile, Alex is Ryl's younger uncle. His lovie is Oison Seekjoy The Kissing Ring, Seeking Joy
Alister McTavish (fay: braefolk laird manifest) Eldest son of Lachlan and Jenny McTavish, brother of Hamish, Glengarry and Sean. Married. Floribunda and the Best Men, The Courting of Eileen.
Alicia McFee (half fay: court) Mother of Skye McFee Wife of Eddie. Fair-skinned and elegant, superior, cool and judgmental. A celebrity model/actor. The Wish-Match, Pisky Business
Alys Adair (fairy: court/Braesider mix) Granddaughter of Alan and Marguerite, meets Tango Merriweather in Alys by Night
Amalie de Courcy (court fay) 15 year old daughter of Kit St Clair and Rafe de Courcy Sam and the Sylvan
Amaryllis Geranium Trip (half fay: hob) Daughter of Geraint Trip and Mary Canterbury Trip, half sister of Linda Hobbs, half-aunt to Laura and Jamie Pendennis. Pisky Business
Annabel Verhoven (human) Mother of Michelle "Mish" Verhoven; a handsome lady with Mrs Robinson tendencies. She propositions Tom, Si and Tom's dad in The Kissing Ring. Tom terms her "a nice ding-a-ling".
Anne Lavender (human) A client Linda Hobbs drives for Vouch-Safe. Pisky Business
Annie (human) the community watch leader. Number 16 Ridgeway Road. Mentioned in Pen and Ink
Asha Levi (human) college friend of Honeycomb Bakewell and Mab O'Mara. Appears briefly in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Ashby Cottman (fairy: harvest hob). Son of Robin "Hob" Cottman and Honeycomb Bakewell
Ashling Shamrock (beech maid with leprechaun father) Second child of Kieran Shamrock and Tally Beech. Talented fiddle player, and a cousin of sorts to Sheelagh Chalk. The Courting of Eileen and mentioned by Sheelagh in Sunshower
Asht (fairy: sylvan) Sylvan, father of Oash and mother of Koh. With Oaka. Sam and the Sylvan
Babette du Fen (Fairy: court) Cousin of Marguerite. Married to a pixie man. Midsummer Melody
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".
Barrett Jones (human) Husband of Sherry Silver, stepfather of Sam Sam and the Sylvan
Bartholomeus "Bart" Merriweather. Tom's cousin, son of Dennis and Marieke. Married to Bridgitta, father of Sabrina, Fabienne and Jasper. The Kissing Ring, Man Overboard
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
Belle Jessup (nee Fraser) (human) Chloe Fraser's much older adopted sister. Daughter of Abbie and Paul (dec) Sam and the Silvan
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 (human) Shari's sister in Calico Calypso. In 1986 a dancer at The Cats' Pyjamas under the stage name Lulu.
Bettina "Bets" (human) Assistant to Flori at BBB (Big Beautiful Blossoms) Flori and the Best Men
Bettula "Granny Bets" (half-fay with pixie father) Joe Bakewell's mother. Wish Matched, The Kissing Ring
The Boy (unknown) 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
Bran (bull calf) Son of Cushla, associates with Oash the sylvan. Goes to a new home at Crock o' Gold. Sam and the Sylvan
Brendan Miller (fay - leprechaun) The miller at Crock o' Gold. The Kissing Ring
Brid Buttermilk (fay - leprechaun) Runs a comparatively large herd at Crock o' Gold where she makes speciality cheese sold over there. Takes Bran, Cushla's calf, when he's weaned. Sam and the Sylvan
Caden Marsh (half fay: pisky) Youngest son of Keeley Weir and Drew Marsh. Pisky Business
Calypso "Callie, Calico" Lindon (fairy: leprechaun colleen, mutable fay) Strawberry blonde with mismatched eyes. The Kissing Ring, Calico Calypso
Cara (fairy: colleen) Leprechaun woman at the Leprechaun village. Flori and the Best Men
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
Charles "Chas" Dark (human).Lover (later husband) of Flick Echo, and father of George. Tied up in Tinsel
Cherry and Pie (cats) A tux and a tabby, belonging to Frances Eckmann and Niall Le Fay. Appear in Hot Summer Knight
Cherry (a car) A 1956 Chevy, nicknamed by Peck Grene. Appears briefly in Green Balls
CHLOE FRASER (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 Jojo who drives a yellow ute. Works at Barnett & Sanderson. Wish-match and lover of Peck Grene. Engaged to him in Sam and the Sylvan. Major character in Green Balls, appears in Sam and the Sylvan and mentioned frequently in Pen and Ink and Sunshower
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
COURT LEOPOLD (Courtfolk) Goes to the Courtlands to claim his steed in Court in Between
Craig Bell (human) Man friend of Annabel Verhoven The Kissing Ring
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. 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.
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. Pisky Business, Sam and the Sylvan
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 in Calico Calypso
Dennis Merriweather (human) Tom's uncle, elder brother of Russ in The Kissing Ring. Married to Marieke, father of Bart.
Dervla Sunshine (fairy) leprechaun colleen at Shamrock Village. Pisky Business.
DIARMAID “DERRY” WARRENER (fairy) 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
Drew Marsh (human). "husband" of Keeley (Weir) Marsh, father of their three sons, Yes, Kev and Caden. Pisky Business, The Kissing Ring
DUFFY INKERSOLL (fairy: 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. Has two sisters, Niamh and Helene, who are kitchen fay. Helene lives in France. Grandson of Rory and Emer. Major character in Pen and Ink, small roles in Pisky Business and The Kissing Ring
Eddie McFee (Half fay- pixie father) Skye's father, married to Alicia. Harry's son. An academic, rather distant. Wish Matched
Egbert (fairy) Equal opportunity elf. Works at Thrifty Buys. One aspect of Niall le Fay. Appears in Fairy on the Christmas Tree
EILEEN O' THE MIST. (leprechaun colleen) 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. Flori and the Best Men. Main character in The Courting of Eileen
Elen Teg Mani-self of Eileen o' the Mist. A gwynny teg. The Courting of Eileen
Eloise "Issy" St Clair (fairy) Daughter of Summerman Gavin St Clair and Joanna, sister of Katharine and Gervais. A persuasive fairy, who calls her brother "Child". Married. Flori and the Best Men, Pisky Business
Emer Braeside lassie married to Rory Inkersoll. Mentioned in The Kissing Ring, Floribunda and the Best Men and Sunshower
Father Quick (human) Priest who was to marry Honey and Jake in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Fee (fay) a red-haired water maid with a penchant for pushing people into the falls. Wish Matched
Felicity "Flick" Echo (fay. Court elf mix with a Christmas Fairy manifest). Cousin of Niall Le Fay. Lover (later wife) of Charles "Chas" Dark and stepmother of George. She has a pony named ginger, is a confectioner and smells of marzipan Tied up in Tinsel
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 Gervaise (aka Sir Summer) and McTavish (aka the clansman). Brother and nieces in New Zealand, and a remarried stepfather named John. Heroine of Flori and the Best Men. Mentioned in The Courting of Eileen. Pops up under her married name of Flori Almaclair in Man Overboard
Floribunda Almaclair (human). Married name of Flori Alexandris. Man Overboard
FRANCES ECKMANN (most likely has some fairy ancestry through her maternal side.) Righthanded redhead, a bit clumsy. Ex-girlfriend of Casey. Orphan, but close to her cousin Kendra and her parents. 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. Main character in Fairy on the Christmas Tree, appears in Hot Summer Knight and Tied up in Tinsel and is mentioned in Horizontal Bunny Hop and Honey and the Harvest Hob
Gavin St Clair (fairy: 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. Flori and the Best Men
Gennet (human) Estranged (possibly) wife of Casey. Fairy on the Christmas Tree
Gentian Grene (fairy: pixie) Grandmother of Peck, wife of Peter Grene, and one of the founders of Peckerdale Grene Tower. Renowned for her soups and mixes perfume for favourites. She gave Chloe a signature perfume upon her engagement to Peck. She comes from the North Isles, and has reddish brown hair. Her son is Malachite Grene and she smells of green moss. She can sense bounds.
George Dark (human). Son of Chas Dark and Sarah. Stepson of Ajay. Stepson of Flick Echo. Tied up in Tinsel
George Pendennis (see Jory Pendennis)
Geraint Trip (fay: hob) Linda's landlord. Sound effects expert. His family hosted Keeley Weir when he was a child. Lover of Mary Canterbury and father of her daughter Amaryllis. Pisky Business
Gervais Almaclair (fairy). Married name of Gervais St Clair
GERVAIS ST CLAIR (Fairy; 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, Gervaise 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. Mentioned in Pen and Ink, main character in Flori and the Best Men
Glengarry McTavish (fay: braefolk ghillie manifest) Third son of Lachlan and Jenny McTavish, brother of Alister, Hamish and Sean. Married. Runs sheep. Floribunda and the Best Men, The Courting of Eileen.
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. The Courting of Eileen
Guy "Popcorn Guy" Popplewell- (human) Teaches automotive studies at the tech in the 1980s. Mish Verhoven's second boyfriend. He's very fond of her, and gets along well with Tom, her first.
Hal Warrener (fairy) Brother of Derry Warrener, husband of Ruth. Runs Flannigan House Boutique Hotel. Mentioned in Horizontal Bunny Hop, appears in Man Overboard
Hamish Almaclair (fairy). Married name of Hamish McTavish
HAMISH MCTAVISH (Fairy; 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, main character in Flori and the Best Men Second son of Lachlan and Jenny McTavish
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, moved over there when his wife died in her late 50s. He made Skye's fairy boots when she was fifteen and died at ninety. The Wish-Match
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. His daughter is named Kin. She's a childhood friend of Tabor and Tango Merriweather.
Heidi Ash (fairy: treefolk) A redheaded tree maid, highly emphatic. 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, mentioned in Sam and the Sylvan
Helene (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 Flori and the Best Men
HOB COTTMAN (see ROBIN (HOB) COTTMAN)
HONEYCOMB BAKEWELL (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
Ike (human) Ike owns Ike’s Motor Services, where Peck Grene works. Ike has a bad back, and owes his success to Peck, whom he calls “the kid”. He fosters the idea that Peck is much younger than he is, and bets on his prowess to fix things. Coarse-minded, with a hoarse voice. May behave better after an earful from Pen Swan. Has a secret passion for pirate karaoke. Appears in Green Balls and Pen and Ink. Mentioned in Flori and the Best Men and Sam and the Sylvan
INK aka The Cat, aka the calico, tabby and Burmese. (fairy manifestation) Ink is the manifestation of Duffy Inkersoll. He can appear as a calico, a tabby, a brown Burmese or an impressive black tomcat - stealth cat. All versions of The Cat (including Duffy) have indigo eyes. Ink is a major player in Pen and Ink and appears also in Flori and the Best Men
Iris Cottman (Mam) (fairy) Mother of Hob Cottman. Maiden name Cottman as she’s kissing cousins with Hob’s father, Jem. Cottage flower fay, who jokes she’s more like a cottage loaf at times. Made the fairy ring quilt for Hob’s cottage. Has a well with permanently clear water. Deals in charms. Talked about in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Isabella (human) Wife of a hob man living over here. Massage therapist. She and her husband host Sean McTavish when he lives over here as a fifteen year old. The Courting of Eileen
Jaj Firth - (human) waitress at Hudson Street Café. Mentioned in Sam and the Sylvan
Jake Peters. (Jacob Anthony Peters) (human) Sculptor, widower of Molly, stepfather of Molly’s children. Brother of Chris and Jenna, brother in law of Tess. Ex-fiance of Honey Bakewell. Specialises in body part installations at the Pelican Gallery. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Jamie Court Pendennis (fay/human hybrid; half human, a quarter pisky and a quarter hob.) Son of Jory and Linda Pendennis, younger brother of Laura.
Janus (fay: waterfolk) black water lad who meets Joe and Si at the falls. The Wish-Match
Jem Cotmann (fairy: hob) hob husband of Iris Cottman, father of her son Hob. Father of Mary Canterbury's daughter Linda Hobbs. Pisky Business
Jenna Peters (human) sister of Jake and Chris. Working on a Msc. long distance. Bridesmaid for Jake and Honey at their abortive wedding. Owns a yellow hybrid hatch. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Jenny McTavish (fairy) Wife of Lachlan McTavish, mother of four sons, including Alister, Hamish Glengarry and Sean. Lives in the "Braw House", but honeymooned at the bothy. A large and generous woman, lifelong friend of Joanna St Clair. Flori thinks she must have a sense of humour. Weaver. Flori and the Best Men and The Courting of Eileen
Jessamine (dec) (human) Girlfriend of Sam Silver's Great-aunt Sofa. Sam and the Sylvan
Jillian Fraeman (hybrid) Her mother is half human and half pisky, and her father unknown, but almost certainly sylvan. Jillian is nominally "with" Daveth Porthwellian when we first encounter her. She says she's nineteen, but Tane thinks she's older. It turns out her's right. Pisky Business, Sam and the Sylvan
Jisinia "Jin" Peckerdale (fay: pixie/leprechaun mix) Daughter of Kris Peckerdale and Calypso Lindon. Sister of Corin. Man Overboard
Joanna St Clair (fairy: court) Wife since the age of nineteen of Summerman Gavin St Clair, mother of two daughters (Eloise "Issy" and Katharine "Kit") and a son, Gervais. Lives at a castle of the Summer Court. Lifelong friend of Jenny McTavish Flori and the Best Men
Jodie (human) Barmaid who refuses to serve Sam Silver. Sam and the Sylvan Has a ten year old
John Flood (human) Stepfather of Flori Alexandris. Remarried to a woman with grown children. Flori and the Best Men
Jojo (human) Rather flighty friend of Chloe Fraser. Drives a yellow ute which is unreliable. Gets it fixed by Pack Grene. Involves Chloe in a blind date. Green Balls and appears in Sam and the Sylvan (See also Josefa McCord)
JORY PENDENNIS (Half fay - pisky- mutable fay) Jory is a main character in Pisky Business. His mother is Rachel Pendennis and his father Merryn Pendennis. Old friend, lover and later husband of Linda Hobbs, father of her children, Laura and Jamie. Turns into a white fluffy dog named Dog-Jory.
Josefa McCord aka Jojo. (human) Younger friend of Chloe Fraser - 22 in Sam and the Sylvan. Drives a yellow ute which, according to Peck Grene, she doesn't treat well. Has yellow hair, dark eyes and an olive skin, courtesy of her Chinese grandmother. Tall, athletic, has a penchant for wearing yellow and using lemon hair rinse. Used to involve Chloe in her romantic disasters, but as of Sam and the Sylvan is making a determined effort to sort herself out. Impulsive and generous, she is in an unofficial relationship with Tab Merriweather.
Joseph (Joe) Bakewell (trace fay) A quarter pixie. Wish-match husband of Liz Bakewell. Father of Simon. Olive-skinned and brown-haired with dark honey eyes, plays the guitar, free-spirited and hospitable, affectionate. Part of the duo Joe and Liz, (songs included Scent of Honey and Hey You) and also a maths teacher who taught Jory Pendennis and Linda Hobbs. The Wish-Match, Pisky Business
Joss Hollander: (fay: stable hob) Hob man married to Niamh Inkersoll and father of her children - mostly girls.
Josette de la Rue (fay) Court girl. Older relative of Ryl's, friend of Sha. The Wish-Match and mentioned in Sam and the Sylvan and The Kissing Ring
Julia Peters (human) mother of Jake, Chris and Jenna. Appears briefly in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Jules Fraeman (Fay. human/pisky/sylvan mix) Jules is the male morph of Jillian Fraeman. He is Sam Silver's father.
Katharine "Kit" St Clair de Courcy (fairy: court) Daughter of Summerman Gavin St Clair and Joanna, sister of Eloise and Gervais. A persuasive fairy, who calls her brother "Child". Married to Rafe de Courcy with at least two children. Daughter Amalie is fifteen in 2017. Flori and the Best Men, Pisky Business, Sam and the Sylvan
Keely Marsh (nee Weir) (fairy: pisky) Pisky woman, briefly the friend of Rachel Pendennis and Mary Canterbury, taught Linda Hobbs interpretive dance one summer holiday. Manipulative. 'Wife' of Drew Marsh, mother of Caden, Yestin and Kevern Marsh. Pisky Business
KENDRA ECKMANN. (human) Dark haired, olive skinned paternal cousin of Frances Eckmann. Works from home, but travels a lot. Lives in Brisbane, near her parents. Wish-match and lover of Piers “Sir Piers” le Fay. Main character in Hot Summer Knight
Kerrigan Cobbler of Paddytown (leprechaun) cobbler, from whom Eileen o' the Mist gets her shoes and boots in exchange for butter. The Courting of Eileen
Kevern Marsh (Kev) (half fay: pisky) Middle son of Keeley Weir and Drew Marsh. Pisky Business
Kieran Shamrock (fay: leprechaun gossoon) Leprechaun man and husband of beech maid Tally Beech. Father of two "big maids" Sinead and Ashling, and two "little leppies". Has a sister named Eileen o' the Mist whom he suggests as a possible wife for "Highland" Sean McTavish. His cousin is Alannah. Flori and the Best Men, The Courting of Eileen
Kin (fay, watermaid) Hector's daughter, and a childhood friend of Tabor and Tango Merriweather, Richenda and Laura Pendennis and Amaryllis Trip
Kishie (fay) pixie miss with some water ancestry. Some kind of cousin to Mari and Sha. She meets Joe and Si when they go over there. The Wish-Match
Koh (fairy: sylvan) Sylvan, son of Asht and Oaka, brother of Oash. Lives with a sylvan/teg and has a child.
Kris Peckerdale (fay, pixie) Brother of Melody, Alexander and Leilani. The Kissing Ring, Calypso Summer
Lachlan "Skirling Lachlan" McTavish (fairy) Husband of Jenny McTavish, father of four sons, including Alister, Hamish, Glengarry and Sean. Lives in the "Braw House", but honeymooned at the bothy. A very large man. Flori and the Best Men, The Courting of Eileen
Laura Pomona Pendennis (half fay - half human, quarter pisky, quarter hob) Daughter of Linda Hobbs and Jory Pendennis . Pisky Business Half cousin of Mirri and her siblings, sister of Jamie Court Pendennis.
Leilana (LeeLee) Peckerdale Grene - (fay: pixie) Mother of Peck, wife of Malachite Grene. Fond of Chloe Fraser, whom she meets for coffee and cake on Wednesdays. Has a lively relationship with her husband. Her parents are Peter and Pia Peckerdale, her sister is Melody Skipton and she has brothers named Alexander and Kris. She has green eyes and short glossy black hair, and in The Kissing Ring she runs the B&B at Patterdale with her husband. At that time, she has a black green-eyed male cat named Millie, which she got from Brendan Miller at Crock o' Gold. The Kissing Ring, Sam and the Sylvan
Liam Dancey (fairy: leprechaun gossoon) leprechaun at Shamrock Village. One of Tam's men; the one who eventually marries her. Pisky Business, Sam and the Sylvan
LINDA HOBBS (human/fay) Driver for Vouch-Safe. Wears jeans and a light blue shirt with the logo on the pocket. About forty, reserved and wears a severe ponytail. Believes in free will so doesn’t explain. Hob says she has fay blood. Drives Honey Bakewell to the cottage. Also Mab’s driver to Flannigan House. Appears in Horizontal Bunny Hop and in Honey and the Harvest Hob Main character in Pisky Business. Mother is Mary Canterbury - (later Mary Tripp.) Father is Jem Cottman. Half sister of Hob Cottman, stepdaughter of Iris. Mother of Laura Pendennis and upcoming baby boy.
Liz (human) Wife of Joe Bakewell. Mother of Simon. Fair-skinned and blonde, plays the guitar, free-spirited and hospitable. The Wish-Match, Pisky Business
Luc Skipton - (court fay) Uncle of Ryl Merriweather, great uncle of her boys. A confectioner Sam and the Sylvan, Tied up in Tinsel
MAB O'MARA (human) Younger sister of Bess. Ex-girlfriend of Ryan. Ash blonde hair. Easter birthday. Wish-match and lover of Diarmaid “Derry” Warrener. Old school/college friend of Honey Bakewell. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob. Main character in Horizontal Bunny Hop
Malachite "Mal" Grene. (pixie carpenter) Son of Peter and Gentian Grene. Married to Leilana "LeeLee" Peckerdale and father of Peck Grene. Sam and the Sylvan
Marguerite "Maggie" du Fen (fairy: court) Court girl a year younger than Roderick Skipton, cousin to Babette. Roderick intended to propose to her but met Melody at the Midsummer Ball. Midsummer Melody. Married Alan Adair.
Marieke Merriweather (human) Married to Tom Merriweather's uncle in The Kissing Ring. Runs Marieke’s Kleine Nederlanden
Martina Bless (fairy: alpenfee) Runs Fee Kaffee in Patterdale.
Mary Canterbury (human) Mother of Linda Hobbs and Amaryllis Geranium Trip. Best friend of Rachel Pendennis. Briefly the lover of Jem Cottman, later engaged to Geraint Trip. Pisky Business
Matilda du Fen (fairy: court) Court girl with a damsel mani. Old friend of Hamish McTavish and Gervais St Clair. Helped Hamish save Gervais from the unfortunate consequences of a misunderstanding when he was a teenager. Now married to a pixie man.
Matt Dimont - (mostly human) Chef, runs Fete de Fees with his wife Helene Inkersoll
Melody (Mel) Peckerdale Skipton (fay: pixie) Eldest child of Peter and Pia Peckerdale. Married to Roderick Skipton, mother of Ryl. Sam and the Sylvan
Merryn Pendennis - cousin of Keeley (Weir) Marsh. Jory's father with Rachel Pendennis and Tane's father with Tam
Michelle "Mish" Verhoven- (human) Tom's first serious girlfriend. They spent the first three months of 1985 together, but remained friends after their break-up. Mish found a new boyfriend named Guy Popplewell; a man Tom refers to as The Popcorn Guy. The Kissing Ring, Wish Matched
Millie - (cat) Black cat with green eyes and a penchant for stairs. He belongs to LeeLee in the 1980s and was named because she acquired him from Brendan Miller at Crock o' Gold. The Kissing Ring
Mirri Pendennis (Fay. human/pisky/waterfolk/sylvan mix) Mirri is the daughter and fourth child of Jillian Fraeman and Tane Pendennis. She's a baby in Sam and the Sylvan but already showing a strong persuasive power. She's Sam Silver's half-sister.
Moss (beechclanner treefolk) Moss is a mature beech man, the beechmaster, who gives Flori advice when she's looking for her friend Tally Beech in Flori and the Best Men
NIALL LE FAY. (fairy) Mutable fay. Christmas Elf, uses the pseudonym “Edgar” when working at Thrifty Buys. Wish-match and lover of Frances Eckmann, cousin of Piers Le Fay. Green eyes and dark hair, slightly pointed ears. Has an off-beat sense of humour. Main character in Fairy on the Christmas Tree, appears in Hot Summer Knight
Niamh Inkersoll/Hollander (kitchen fay). One of Duffy Inkersoll's twin sisters. Married to stable hob Joss Hollander and has several hob children, including some twins. Sister of Helene. Pen and Ink, Flori and the Best Men
Nicholas Cornfellow (fairy: farm hob) twin brother of Patrick Cornfellow and cousin of Hob Cottman. In his forties, married to the twin sister of Pat’s wife, with a tribe of fair haired children who may or may not be full sibs. Talks in dialect and helps Hob with the harvest. Uses horse and dray. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Niss (fairy: waterfolk) Water maid, a beautiful redhead. Lives by the falls over there. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob and is mentioned in Pen and Ink
Noel Pattinson (human) Friend of Ben Swan. Ex-husband of Stella. Would-be lover of Pen Swan. A nice man. Appears in Pen and Ink
Oaka (fairy: sylvan) Sylvan, mother of Oash and father of Koh. With Asht.
OASH (fairy: sylvan) Sylvan, looks 20 but is 60 +. Tall, slender, nut brown or fair hair or and slanted acorn-coloured eyes. Bi-sexual, in that he has a female morph, also named Oash, with lighter hair and eyes. Highly emphatic. Wears short pants as a male and a tunic as a female. Gentle and musical. Child of sylvans Asht and Oaka, sibling of Koh. Appears in Green Balls, is a major character in Sam and the Sylvan and is mentioned briefly in Pen and Ink
Oison Seekjoy (fay, leprechaun) A charming leprechaun man, forever of Alexander Peckerdale The Kissing Ring, Maeve and the Gaylords, Seeking Joy
Padraig (fairy - leprechaun.) Great-great grandfather of the McTavish boys through their father Lachlan. The Courting of Eileen
Paddy Horseshoe (fairy - leprechaun) A friendly gossoon who plays the fiddle for his two sisters when they dance with Susan McFee during her long visit with Harry McFee at the pixie hills. Wish-Matched
Patrick Cornfellow (fairy: farm hob) twin brother of Nicholas Cornfellow and cousin of Hob Cottman. In his forties, married to the twin sister of Nick’s wife, with a tribe of fair haired children who may or may not be full sibs. Talks in dialect and helps Hob with the harvest. Uses horse and dray. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Patsy Carpenter (fairy - leprechaun gossoon.) Shamrock Village carpenter who built Eileen's house. The Courting of Eileen
Paul Fraser (human) Deceased adopted father of Chloe Fraser, husband of Abbie (dec) and father of Belle Jessup.
PECKERDALE GRENE “Peck” (second name Peter) (fairy) fix-it pixie, works as a mechanic. Cousin of Ryl Merriweather. Wish-match lover and later fiancé of Chloe Fraser. Reluctant mentor of Pen Swan. Employee of Ike’s Motor Services. Dark haired, strong but wiry build, goes green with embarrassment. Lives in a flat at Peckerdale Grene Tower, close to a portal to over there which is in a copse of English trees over the green belt. Childhood friend of Heidi Ash, a tree maid. Sometime casual lover of Shan, a pixie miss. Main character in Green Balls and major character in Pen and Ink, a POV character in Sam and the Sylvan.
PEN SWAN. (human) Widowed illustrator. Widow of Ben Swan, who used to do the inks for her sketches. Longtime friend of Skye and Simon Bakewell. Knows Peck (he’s her mechanic and the reluctant tutor in fairy info) and his cousin, Ryl. Likes cats, draws The Cat, wish-match lover and later wife of Duffy Inkersoll, whose cat self is Ink. Mother to be of twins. Main character in Pen and Ink
Peter Grene (fairy: pixie) Grandfather of Peck and Ryl, husband of Gentian Grene, and one of the founders of Peckerdale Grene Tower. Owns an old car which Peck keeps on the road. R
Peter Peckerdale (fairy: pixie) Grandfather of Peck and Ryl, husband of Pia Peckerdale, and one of the founders of Peckerdale Grene Tower.
Pia Peckerdale (fairy: pixie) Grandmother of Peck and Ryl, wife of Peter Peckerdale, and one of the founders of Peckerdale Grene Tower. R
PIERS LE FAY (fairy) – human form of Sir Piers, a Knight of the Midsummer Court. Fair haired, 30, and a lecturer in mediaeval hisorty. English cousin of Niall le Fay. Smells of summer and manifests with hot sunlight. Wish-match lover of Kendra Eckmann. Main character in Hot Summer Knight
Plie (fairy: waterfolk) Water maid, a beautiful blonde. Lives by the falls over there. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob, mentioned in Pen and Ink
Poll (fairy: waterfolk) Waterfolk, a beautiful gold-skinned man. Lives by the falls over there. Appears in Honey and the Harvest Hob, mentioned in Pen and Ink
Portier Grene (fairy: pixie) Father of Betula Grene, grandfather of Joe Bakewell, great grandfather of Si Bakewell. The Wish-Match
Quant Skipton (fairy: courtfolk) Brother of Luc and Roderick Skipton. Ryl's uncle - The Kissing Ring
Rafe de Courcy (fay: court) Husband of Kit St Clair and father of Amalie de Courcy Sam and the Sylvan
Richenda Pendennis (half fay: pisky) Daughter and second child of Merryn and Rachel Pendennis. Full sister of Jory Pendennis, aunt of Laura and Jamie Pendennis, and half aunt of Mirri Pendennis and her three full siblings
ROBIN “HOB” COTTMAN. (fairy: harvest hob). Lectures at an agricultural college over here. Has a cottage over there. Manifest- harvest hob, smells of produce and fresh bread. Glows in rainbow colours in moments of stress. Wears a smock and britches over there, and unremarkable clothes over here. Big, brown-haired and handsome, talks in a Yorkshire dialect. Has English relatives. Sapphire blue eyes. Romantic and passionate, wish-match lover of Honey Bakewell, and father of her coming harvest hob baby. Half brother of Linda Hobbs through their father, Jem Cottman, half uncle of Laura Pendennis. Main character in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Roderick "Rod" Skipton (fairy-court) husband of Mel Peckerdale, father of Ryl Merriweather. Sam and the Sylvan, The Kissing Ring, Midsummer Melody
Reverend Rory Inkersoll (fairy: mutable fay- stealth cat). Stealth cat grandfather of Duffy Inkersoll. His cat self, The Red Cat, is an elderly but still hale red tabby going grey. Rory has amber eyes in both forms. He uses crystals and can "read" manis. His wife "my queen" died a couple of years before Pen and Ink. Retired to over there where he lives in a cottage on the edge of the forest. Great-grandfather of Niamh's hobs and Helene's upcoming child(ren). He marries Pen and Duffy and agrees to carry out a service for Flori, Gervais and Hamish. Mentioned in Pen and Ink, plays a role in Flori and the Best Men
Ruth Warrener (unknown) Sister in law of Derry Warrener, wife of Hal. Works as Reception at Flannigan House Boutique Hotel. Appears in Horizontal Bunny Hop
RYL (Skipton) Merriweather. (fairy) Ryl is a beautiful curvy woman, who runs Peckerdale Grene with her family. Granddaughter of Peter and Pia Peckerdale. Fairy godmother mani. Smells of roses and lavender. Older cousin of Peck Grene. Wife of Tom, and mother to four boys; Tabor, Tempo, Tango and Timbre. Met Tom at 15 or so and was engaged on her 18th birthday. Appears in Green Balls and Pen and Ink and, as a junior teen, in The Wish-Match. Main character in The Kissing Ring
SAM SILVER (hybrid--human/sylvan) Member of a long-lived family. Looks 15 but is 35. Tall, androgynous, bi, musical and laconic, Sam has a detached sense of fashion and has been single from convenience. Sam and the Sylvan
Sash (Fay: tree maid) Red-haired tree maid wife or lover of a leprechaun man. Has a two-year-old son named Tadhg whom she introduces to Flori, Hamish and Gervais in Flori and the Best Men
SEAN "Highland Sean" MCTAVISH (Fay: braefolk/leprechaun) Youngest brother of Hamish McTavish. Fourth son of Jenny and Lachlan McTavish. Possible match for Eileen o' the Mist Flori and the Best Men, The Courting of Eileen. Shepherd at the brae with his brother Glengarry, enjoys fly fishing, and also collects music and songs to "hold heritage".
Seren Starsinger (gwynny teg) Ancestor of Eileen o' the Mist, Grainne from the forge and Kieran Shamrock. Her man was Fergal, a leprechaun man. The Courting of Eileen
Sha (fairy water maid) twenty-something sister of Mari, granddaughter of Tia. The Wish-Match
Shamus Mani-self of Sean McTavish. The Courting of Eileen
Shan (fairy) pixie miss, a friend of Peck Grene. Beautiful, kind, has a great appetite for food, dance and sex. A no-strings lover. Mentioned in Green Balls and Sam and the Sylvan
Sheelagh Chalk: (fairy: leprechaun colleen) Works at The Harvest Hob in Adelaide. Has designs on licensee Nathaniel Applebee. Tab opines she probably has some treefolk ancestry.
Shem Silver (hybrid human/sylvan) Probably apocryphal great-uncle of Sam Silver Sam and the Sylvan
Sherry (Silver) Jones (hybrid human/sylvan) Sam Silver's mother Sam and the Sylvan
SIMON BAKEWELL (Si) (fairy- trace pixie, reinforced) Mostly human, with a pixie grandfather, but owing to an explosive frolic with waterfolk which resulted in finally getting a child, he has far more pixie than expected. Affectionate, tactile, hugs people often, and can choose to pass on some of his extra energy, sometimes as a loving touch. Not tall, and not impressive, but attractive. In his early 50s. Besotted with his wish-match wife, Skye. Father of Honeycomb. Has an Aunt Shelly in Canada. Distant cousin of Peck Grene. Works part time as a new age healer at a local clinic. Fairly major character in Honey and the Harvest Hob and Pen and Ink Main in The Wish-Match, appears in Pisky Business
Sinead Shamrock (beech maid with leprechaun father) Eldest child of Kieran Shamrock and Tally Beech. Helps Eileen with her cows.
The Courting of Eileen
SKYE BAKEWELL (formerly Susan McFee). (half-fay: court/pixie with lace fay manifest.) Half fairy and half human through both parents. Not close to her parents Alicia and Eddie, who disapprove of her marriage to Si. Skye is rounded, beautiful, and smells of fresh washing. She’s a lace fay, with a magical touch with embroidery. She works as a dressmaker. Mother of Honeycomb. Friend of Ryl Merriweather, also friend of Pen Swan. Has made dresses for Asha Levi, Pen Swan, Honeycomb Bakewell and Mab O'Mara among others. Fairly major character in Honey and the Harvest Hob and Pen and Ink. Main in The Wish-Match and appears in Pisky Business
Sofa (human/ sylvan hybrid) 111-year-old great aunt of Sam Silver. Sam thinks her name is probably really Sophia. Recently lost her girlfriend, Jessamine. Sam and the Sylvan
Solly Silver (hybrid human/sylvan) Cousin of Sam Silver's mother Sherry. Sam and the Sylvan
Stewie. (human) Apprentice at Ike’s Motor Services. Red haired, and rather idle, tends to slope off for long breaks, Probably related to Ike. Appears briefly in Green Balls and is mentioned in Pen and Ink
TABOR MERRIWETHER - Tab (half fay: court/pixie-human) Eldest son of Ryl Skipton and Tom Merriweather. Eighteen, musical and flirtatious. Floppy dark hair, milky freckled skin, tall. Plays in a band (4Ts-Quad) with his brothers. Sam and the Sylvan; Floribunda and the Best Men Lately in an unofficial relationship with Josefa McCord.
Tadhg (fairy: treefolk/leprechaun) Little son of Sash the tree maid and her Leprechaun man. Flori and the Best Men
Tally Beech aka Tally Shamrock (tree maid - beechmaid) Childhood friend of Flori Alexandris. Gave her a come-to-me. Flori meets her again thirty years later over there. Now married to leprechaun Kieran Shamrock, Tally has two "big maids" and two "little leppies". Flori and the Best Men
Tam (fairy) water maid. Friend of Merryn Pendennis and mother of his son Tane, as well as two daughters; Whim with William Cliff (a hob) and Becca with Moss Beechmaster (a beechclanner). Desired lovie of Liam Dancey in Pisky Business. By Sam and the Sylvan, she and Liam have three gossoons, named Lee, Tiam and Finn. Grandmother of Mirri Pendennis and her three elder full siblings, Jane, Tula and Trae, as well as Whim's and Becca's children.
Tane (fairy) half pisky and half waterfolk. Son of Merryn Pendennis and Tam Pisky Business. Lover of Jillian Fraeman and father of her four younger children in Sam and the Sylvan. A silver jeweller who makes jewellery in a line called Pisky Waters,
Tango Merriweather - Tan (half fay) Second son of Ryl Merriweather and Tom Merriweather. Seventeen and musical. Floppy dark hair, milky freckled skin, tall. Plays in a band (4Ts-Quad) with his brothers. Sam and the Sylvan; Floribunda and the Best Men
Tansy Thrift (fay: stable hob) Court in Between
Tempo Merriweather - Tem (half fay) Third son of Ryl Merriweather and Tom Merriweather. Fifteen and musical. Floppy dark hair, milky freckled skin, tall. Plays in a band (4Ts-Quad) with his brothers. Sam and the Sylvan; Floribunda and the Best Men
Tia (fairy) water maid in her seventies. Grandmother of Sha and Mari. The Wish-Match
Tim Peters (human) father of Jenna, Jake and Chris. Appears briefly in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Timbre Merriweather - Tim (half fay) Youngest son of Ryl Merriweather and Tom Merriweather. Fourteen, musical and friendly. Floppy dark hair, milky freckled skin, tall. Plays in a band (4Ts-Quad) with his brothers. Sam and the Sylvan; Floribunda and the Best Men
Tom Merriweather (human) husband of Ryl and father of four boys. Works as a doorman at Peckerdale Grene. Spoken of in Green Balls and Pen and Ink. The Wish-Match. Sam and the Sylvan
Unka (dog mani self) mani-self of Merryn Pendennis. A black whippet-style dog Pisky Business.
Vith (fairy) Tree maid companion of Mr Trip (dec) Has an adult treefolk son. Pisky Business.
William Cliff (stable hob) Older fairy man who looks after the livestock at the bothy. Calm with horses, cows, donkeys etc. Addresses Flori as "Mistress Flora". Childhood friend of Oash the sylvan, married late to Eleanor. Father of Whim, one of Tam's daughters. Flori and the Best Men, mentioned in Pisky Business and Sam and the Sylvan
Yestin Marsh (Yes) (half fay) Eldest son of Keeley Weir and Drew Marsh. Pisky Business
York Shimmer (fairy) Pixie man wish matched with Mari. The Wish-Match
Zena "Zen" Fraeman Essden (Fay: human/pisky) "Footloose hippy chick" mother of Jillian/Jules Fraeman, grandmother of Sam Silver, Mirri Pendennis and three other children of Jillian and Tane. Lives in Brisbane with her pixie man, according to Jules.
Zachary "Zach" Rowan (trace fay) Man Overboard
PLACES (and terms)
The following places appear in the Fairy in the Bed series. Some appear in more than one story. Also there are some terms which may need explaining. Places are green; terms are blue.
Appledore Where Flori lives and works. Her shop, BB Blossoms is in the mall there
The Bakewell House House where Skye and Si Bakewell live. Several hours from Van Dyk Performing and Presentation College of the Arts.
The barn. A whitewashed barn over there in which Hob Cottman, his cousins Pat and Nick Cornfellow and Honey Bakewell bring in the harvest. Stable nearby for the Cornfellows' team of chestnut horses and the dray. Honey and the Harvest Hob
Beech maid. Tally Beech is a beech maid; a tree maid associated with beech trees. The head of her clan is the beechmaster. Tally first met Kieran when he came to get beech wood for a fiddle.
The Cabin Home of Oash the sylvan: built in a spinney
Charmed cider. Hob cider. Hob gives some to Honey, in Honey and the Harvest Hob, Keeley Weir provides some (made by Jem Cottman) for Jory and Linda in Pisky Business
Conjure. Pixies, elves, braefolk and some others can relocate items such as clothing and blankets at will. They don't consider this as magic. Leprechauns don't do it, although it's possible they can. According to Chloe Fraser in Sam and the Sylvan, they can't conjure living things although this doesn't extent to fruit
Cour d'été, Vouch-Safe café Pisky Business
Courting cake. A heavy fruit and nut cake made by hobs to be shared. Hob gives some to Honey, in Honey and the Harvest Hob, Keeley Weir and Mr Trip both provide some for Jory and Linda in Pisky Business. Jem Cottman and Mr Trip both make it.
The cliffs. Chalk cliffs looking out over the ocean. Hob takes Honey there to blow away the cobwebs. Honey and the Harvest Hob
This is probably also where sylvans go when they feel the waves.
Clothing. Clothing plays an important role in the Fairy in the Bed series.
Some mutable fay can change their clothing, assume it or remove it instantly. See HERE for an essay on the clothing in the series.
Colouring up. In moments of extreme emotion, male harvest hobs exhibit colour changes. A woman pregnant with a harvest hob's baby exhibits the colour changes until delivery
Crystal. Si Bakewell uses crystals in his work as a New Age healer. His preferred method is delivering energy via hugs, but he uses crystals at the clinic to distance himself a little from clients
Divining crystal. Duffy says his grandfather uses a divining crystal Over There
4Ts-Quad Band composed of the four Merriweather boys, whose names all begin with T
Fairy or Fay... What it says on the tin. Fairy is the basic term, with subheadings and some unique offshoots
Fairy rings quilt. A quilt pattern with interlocking rings. Iris Cottman made some for her son Hob
The Falls Pool. A clear deep pool at the base of the falls. The waterfolk Poll, Niss, Plie and Hector live close by. Hob and Honey swim there. This is probably also the pool where Skye and Si swam on their honeymoon. Honey and the Harvest Hob and Pen and Ink
The Falls Another waterfall where Si and Joe met up with Janus, Tia, Sha and Mari Wish-Match
Forever A proposed dance studio run at Peckerdale Grene by Gervais St Clair and Hamish McTavish
Fimble Road Where Gateway Cottage is Pisky Business
Flannigan House Boutique Hotel is a quaint boutique hotel run by Hal and Ruth Warrener. It is a Vouch-Safe property. Derry Warrener, Hal’s brother, works as Room Service. The hotel is in a quiet town, and has an attic room where Mab O’Mara spends her Easter birthday mystery break. Horizontal Bunny Hop and mentioned in Honey and the Harvest Hob
Frances’s terrace house. A 2-across, 3-down terrace Frances Eckmann inherited from her grandmother, Gilly Echo, in Glebe, Sydney. Frances lives there with Niall Le Fay and their cats, Cherry and Pie. Kendra meets Piers Le Fay there while cat-sitting for Frances. Appears in Fairy on the Christmas Tree and Hot Summer Knight
Galw Cân, a calling song from the valleys. Kieran Shamrock played it for his children, not knowing it was a legacy tune from his distant ancestor Seren Starsinger.
Great bogle! a fae exclamation
The great forest (the journey through): a poetic sylvan term for life
Green balls. A most uncomfortable state pixies can get into if the wisher they try to service rejects them or the wish. Peck thought it was a myth until it caught up with him
The Green Way. The area, both real and figurative, inhabited by the leprechauns. Comprises Shamrock Village, Paddytown and Cloddah among other places including Fiddle Town and Crock o' Gold. Fiddle Town is where the colleens keep a bull for the use of folk who have a single cow.
A griff teg A male teg from the valleys
A gwynny teg A female teg from the valleys
Hob’s cottage. Just over there from the honeymoon cottage, entered by the oak door. Rustic but beautiful. Lanterns, a kitchen with a blond wood table and a larder, a couch that folds out for a bed, an all in one small table, fairy ring quilt made by Iris Cottman. Ash key door that leads up to the cliffs or down to the orchard. Hob and Honeycomb enjoy their undertaking there. Honey and the Harvest Hob
Hob’s island. Just visible out to sea from the boat house Over There. A low green island with a stone hut. Mattress made from feathers and dry sea weed, quilts in the press. A small but flourishing vegetable garden. Hob and Honey picnic there and spend the night. Honey and the Harvest Hob
Hob’s orchards. Hob has at least two orchards. One is a pretty grove of saplings. The other is mature and fruiting.
Honeymoon cottage A storybook cottage in extensive grounds. A Vouch-Safe property. Near the sea. Honey and the Harvest Hob
Honey Mooned Honeycomb Bakewell's blog
Honey's flat. A small flat attached to Van Dyk Performing and Presentation College of the Arts. Honey lived there.
Hook-Up. A dating site Jojo uses and Flori considers. Green Balls and Floribunda and the Best Men
Hudson Street Cafe. A café where Sam Silver goes. The waitress there ejects her for ordering just a glass of water over several hours Sam and the Sylvan
Ike's Motor Services. A garage run by Ike. Peck Grene works there along with Stewie the apprentice. Close to Peckerdale Grene Tower. Chloe Fraser, her friend Jojo and Pen Swan get their cars serviced there
Illustrators' Journal Magazine Pen Swan has delivered
Iris’s wishing well (Hob calls it Mam’s wishing well), a well belonging to Iris Cottman, pure water that does as the user wishes.
Jake’s Studio. A studio where Jake Peters lives and works. He and Honey planned to live there after the wedding
The journey through the great forest: a poetic sylvan term for life
Leeklands Valley A place in the valleys, where the teg live. Original home of Seren Starsinger. The Courting of Eileen
The Local Clinic Near the Bakewell place, close to Peckerdale Grene. Si works there as a New Age healer. Mentioned in Honey and the Harvest Hob and Pen and Ink
Leprechaun colleen A female leprechaun. The colleens generally have pale skin and rosy cheeks. They can "pass" quite easily, so quite a few live permanently over here.
Leprechaun gossoon A male leprechaun, especially a young one. They are generally small men, and have a greenish cast to their skin that makes it difficult to "pass".
Leprechaun music Includes tunes such as Tossing the Tattie, On the Green, Down in the Clover, and Eileen Tír na nÓg
Lovie Term used by leprechauns for their chosen man/woman. They pledge to be one another's "forever". This is often facilitated by a hurry-up charm made by the colleens and a charmed horseshoe by the gossoons. Kieran and Tally conformed to this, but Eileen and Sean did not. They pledged without charms.
Loving touch The informal name for Si Bakewell's talent for healing
Man / my man: Used by pixies, piskies and some others as shorthand for husband/boyfriend/lover
Manifestation (aka mani or manifest) The state of being in which a fairy is changed according to his/her nature. All titles. Manifestations seen or alluded to so far include Christmas Elf (Niall Le Fay), Midsummer Knight (Piers Le Fay), Harvest Hob (Hob Cottman), Fairy Queen (Honey Bakewell), Fix-It Pixie (Peck Grene), Queen Bee, Easter Bunny (Derry Warrener), Cottage Flower Fay (Iris Cottman), Stealth Cat (Duffy Inkersoll and Rory Inkersoll), Lace Fay (Skye Bakewell), Fairy Godmother (Ryl Merriweather), Knight of the Summer Court (Gervaise St Clair), Highland Clansman (Hamish McTavish), Kitchen Fay (Niamh and Helene Inkersoll), Stable Hob (Niamh's man), damsel (Matilda du Fen). Others, such as the sylvans and tree maids, are more extreme to the point where they are the manifestation. Some manifestations are seasonal, lasting for a few days or weeks each year.
Marieke’s Kleine Nederlanden Tulip farm run by Marieke Merriweather in the 1980s. She and her husband, Den, are Tom's relatives and he and Ryl work there in The Kissing Ring
Master: Used by many fay in place of "Mister". The feminine is Mistress
Midsummer Court. The part of Over There where the court fairies live. They hold balls and formal gatherings
Mistress: Used by many fay in place of "Mrs" or "Miss". The masculine is Master.
Mutable Fay. Fairies who can change shape, colour, aspect or sex when they manifest
Number 16 Ridgeway Road, inhabited by Annie, the community watch leader. Mentioned in Pen and Ink
The original forest: something pixies swear by
Over Here/ Over Here. Both a place and a term. If characters are in the fairies' home world (not Fairyland, but a place where the more extreme manifestations live full time) they refer to it as Over Here. If int he human world, it is referred to as Over There.
Over There/ Over There. Both a place and a term. If characters are in the fairies' home world (not Fairyland, but a place where the more extreme manifestations live full time) they refer to the human world as Over There. If in the human world, it is referred to as Over Here. Over There, from the human perspective, is a place where mobiles, cars and other modern tech don't work.
Patterdale. Suburb where Peckerdale Grene Community Tower is
Peckerdale Grene Community Tower A tall block of flats owned by Peter and Pia Peckerdale and Peter and Gentian Grene. Staff includes granddaughter Ryl Merriweather and her human husband, Tom, who is a doorman. Peck Grene lives in one of the family flats. Includes a luxury studio flat on the top floor with a spa room. Also a community lounge with a kitchen serving soup and bread, an extensive green belt with a gate to Over There. Peckerdale Grene tends to repel those with bad intentions. Green Balls and Pen and Ink
Pen’s house. Number 19 Ridgeway Road. A house in a quiet street. Has a pleasant back garden. Pen lived there with her husband and now works from home as an illustrator. Currently inhabited by Pen and Duffy Inkersoll. Pen and Ink
Pelican Gallery. A gallery near Van Dyk Performing and Presentation College of the Arts at which Jake Peters shows his work. Honey and the Harvest Hob
Pisky Business. A wish business started by Daveth Porthwellian and Jillian. Kit and Issy St Clair and Jory Pendennis worked there for a while. Pisky Business
Pisky miss/ Pisky minx. Female pisky
Pixie dust. Pixies use this to facilitate matters or sometimes to remove memories. The ethical ones use it only with the dustee's permission... though Peck does dust a publican who refuses to check his ID
Pixie forest. Forest area where pixies, treefolk and Oash the sylvan live.
The pixie grip. The pixie habit of holding onto their spouse or lover while sleeping. It can annoy non-pixies.
Pixie Helper. A small business Si Bakewell started to get savings for his Wish-Match account. Wish-Match
Pixie miss. A young female pixie
To rub up the green. Pixie and part pixie men can bring up the green colour on a forearm or pulse point by rubbing it.
Servicing/ Servicer To do with wishes. A fairy who helps deliver a wish is a servicer. Some of them may facilitate it, which is less obvious, because they're not so personally involved.
Shamrock Village. A large village on the Green Way, where Eileen o' the Mist, Kieran Shamrock and the rest of the family live. Includes a green, a great hall, Kieran's cottage, Eileen's cottage, the dairy/byre, the forge where Grainne and her man live, the shamrock banks and a clover meadow.
Singing the tree A song charm hobs use to encourage healthy growth in trees and babies. Pisky Business, Sunshower
The Sky Pool. A beautiful pool, open to the sky, reached only be diving through a gap in the base of the falls. (Unless one falls from above.) Hob and Honey swim there. Honey and the Harvest Hob
’The sky-roofed hut. Where McTavish takes Flori in Flori and the Best Men
Soup. Soup is a feature of Peckerdale Grene Tower. It is on offer for anyone.
Swashbucklers. A karaoke club that runs an open mic swinging pirate karaoke night on Friday. Ike plans to perform. Duffy Inkersoll decides to take Pen along. Pen and Ink
Sweetwood. A kind of tree with soft, sappy but fibrous wood. Yields a sweet sap and can be made into flutes.
Sweetwood flute. A very high-toned flute made from the sweetwood tree in the pixie forest. It requires a large hand span to play it.
Sylvan. Fairies associated with the forest. They are laconic, kindly, and less mercurial than some of the more extreme nature fay. A sylvan looks young (a sixty-year-old may look twenty) because they age more like trees than like people. Sylvan can morph into either sex. Both sexes use the same name. Oash is a sylvan. Known part sylvan include Sam Silver and her mother Sherry, Jillian Fraeman and, by extension, her children including Mirri Pendennis
Thrifty Buys. The cut-price shop where Frances buys the fairy doll Fairy on the Christmas Tree
Trace pixie. A person with a quarter or less pixie blood. They generally don't use pixie dust and don't flush green.
Treborrows. Pisky village where Merryn Pendennis lives. Pisky Business
Tree maid/ tree lad. A fairy associated with trees. Heidi Ash, Sash and Tally Beech are tree maids. Empathetic and sweet-natured.
Under-caves. Caves under the falls Si Bakewell visits in Wish-Matched
Undertaking The term harvest hobs use for a bedding and, by extension, a relationship
Van Dyk Performing and Presentation College of the Arts. College where Honey Bakewell works as a communications officer. She has a flat there.
Vouch-Safe. A company offering vouchers for anything from a singing telegram to a honeymoon retreat. These are always mystery vouchers so those who have them never know where they'll be or who they'll see. They are collected and taken home by the Vouch-Safe vehicles - a pale blue car or a van with the logo in dark blue and curtained windows.
What good may come...Term used in the hob undertaking ritual to imply acceptance of possible pregnancy
Waterfolk/ water maid/ water lad. Fairies associated with the rivers, streams and falls. They are attracted by pheromones and love sex. They are happy and generous people, and are happy to facilitate the use of their waters for other human or fairy lovers.
Wish. Wishes can be processed/serviced only under quite strict conditions. Wishes can't be for concrete items or wealth. They are usually for experience or a state of being. In general a wish will be serviced (if at all) by the nearest available fairy who is capable and ethically able to do the service. Thus a monogamous fairy who is already committed can't and won't service a wish for someone truly desiring a one night stand. Wishes can be made by humans, hybrids and fairies. Sometimes they backfire.
Wish-matched / wish-match. If a couple come together in the service of a wish they may be together for more than the day of the wish. If the relationship develops, they are wish-matched.
Woodlin A drum with three strings attached. A Sylvan instrument. Sam Silver and Tab Merriweather both play one Oash the sylvan has one which s/he plays with more facility than the others.