History Creator / PeterSBeagle

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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: ''The Folk of the Air'' features a former earth-mother goddess from the neolithic era now working as a therapist in Berkeley.
24th Jul '16 9:34:34 PM PaulA
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* AuthorAvatar: Joe Farrell, who appears in "Julie's Unicorn", "Lila the Werewolf", ''The Folk of the Air'', and "Spook", has been described by Beagle as his "literary stand-in".
* DyingAsYourself: In "Two Hearts", the prince dies as a hero, killing a griffin, after his friends rouse him out of a prolonged period of mental and physical decay.



* GhostAmnesia: Lukassa in ''The Innkeeper's Song'' is brought back from the dead physically, but can't remember anything, not even her lover, Tikat.
* AllPeriodsArePMS: "Lila the Werewolf" purposely plays with the similarities between menstruation and lycanthropy. %%on a tablet, moving text is a little hard

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* GhostAmnesia: GhostAmnesia:
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Lukassa in ''The Innkeeper's Song'' is brought back from the dead physically, but can't remember anything, not even her lover, Tikat.
** The short story "Spook".
* AllPeriodsArePMS: InterestingSituationDuel: In "Spook", Joe Farrell has to duel a ghost. Since the usual candidates wouldn't work on an insubstantial opponent, the choice of weapons is "bad poetry".
* MenstrualMenace:
"Lila the Werewolf" purposely plays with the similarities between menstruation and lycanthropy. %%on lycanthropy.
-->''"First day, cramps. Second day, this. My introduction to womanhood."''
* NoodleIncident: In "Spook", the story of how Joe Farrell learned the poem "A Tragedy" by Theophilus Marziels. Before he recites it, he says, "Remind me to tell you how I learned it -- there was
a tablet, moving text is a little hardKiowa Indian involved."


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* ShapeshiftingLover: In "The Tale of Junko and Sayuri", a hunter wounds an otter and takes it home with him to nurse it back to health. Once the otter is healed, it transforms into a woman and becomes his wife, who uses her power to help him move up in life, all the time not knowing what exactly she is. [[spoiler:It turns out she's an ''[[{{Youkai}} ushi-oni]]''.]]
* StealthSequel: ''The Innkeeper's Song'' includes an elderly wizard that in many ways seems to be an extremely old version of Schmendrick from ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn''. This is never explicitly confirmed or denied, and when asked in person Beagle responds with a smile: "[[ShrugOfGod I don't know]]; what do ''you'' think?"
* SwitchingPOV: Each chapter in ''The Innkeeper's Song'' is told from a different character's perspective.
* SwordCane: Lal carries one in ''The Innkeeper's Song''.


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* {{Unicorn}}: In "Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros", the talking rhinoceros maintains it is a unicorn. The professor, of course, says it's merely a talking rhinoceros. This is based on how, historically, many exotic animals from Africa were likely mistaken for unicorns.
* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: In ''The Folk of the Air'', the Olde Englishe spoken by members of a society based on the UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism is derided as "Castle Talk". One character remarks, "It's got no ''rules''!"
24th Jul '16 8:38:04 PM PaulA
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* AmnesiacLover: Lukassa in ''The Innkeeper's Song'', caused by her own death.

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* AmnesiacLover: Lukassa in ''The Innkeeper's Song'', caused by because of her own death.recent death and subsequent revival, can't remember anything of her life or her lover Tikat.
24th Jul '16 7:54:22 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/AFineAndPrivatePlace''



* CleverCrows: In ''A Fine And Private Place'', a raven helps and cares for the protagonist, Jonathan Rebeck, who lives in a graveyard, giving him food and, later, news. Subverts the traditional creepiness of [[{{CreepyCrows}} corvids]]; despite being a TalkingAnimal, the raven is one of the most down-to-earth and least eldritch things in the book.



* GhostAmnesia:
** In ''A Fine And Private Place'', one ghost forgets how he died. Ghosts in general gradually forget their lives, and become less detailed and less definite in appearance as they forget what they looked like.
** Lukassa in ''The Innkeeper's Song'' is brought back from the dead physically, but can't remember anything, not even her lover, Tikat.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "The grave's a fine and private place / But none, I think, do there embrace."

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* GhostAmnesia:
** In ''A Fine And Private Place'', one ghost forgets how he died. Ghosts in general gradually forget their lives, and become less detailed and less definite in appearance as they forget what they looked like.
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GhostAmnesia: Lukassa in ''The Innkeeper's Song'' is brought back from the dead physically, but can't remember anything, not even her lover, Tikat.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "The grave's a fine and private place / But none, I think, do there embrace."
Tikat.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: In ''A Fine and Private Place''.



* TalkingAnimal:
** According to the professor at least; the rhinoceros maintains it's a unicorn.
** ''A Fine and Private Place'' features a talking raven.

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* TalkingAnimal:
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TalkingAnimal: According to the professor at least; the rhinoceros maintains it's a unicorn.
** ''A Fine and Private Place'' features a talking raven.
unicorn.
24th Jul '16 7:01:15 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Tamsin}}''



* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: In ''Tamsin'', Mister Cat leads Jenny to the secret room where they find the ghosts of Tamsin and Miss Sophia Brown.
* FormallyNamedPet: ''Tamsin'' features a cat simply named Mister Cat, and another named Miss Sophia Brown.



** In ''Tamsin'', the eponymous ghost appears to others as she remembers herself. Sometimes she remembers herself very well, right down to her crooked teeth; other times she has gaping holes in her body because she can barely remember anything. The driving force of the plot is finding out what the so-called Other One had to do with her death -- which Tamsin herself has forgotten because she was so terrified of him.



* HangingJudge: Judge Jeffreys in ''Tamsin''.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Judge Jeffreys in ''Tamsin''.



* OurGhostsAreDifferent: In ''A Fine and Private Place'' and ''Tamsin''

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: In ''A Fine and Private Place'' and ''Tamsin''Place''.



* SpellMyNameWithAThe: In ''Tamsin'' there is The Billy Blind. Not ''a'' Billy Blind, but ''The'' Billy Blind.



* TheWildHunt: Appears in ''Tamsin''.
23rd Feb '16 6:12:19 PM PaulA
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Camelot}}

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Camelot}}''WesternAnimation/{{Camelot}}''
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Camelot}}
* ''WesternAnimation/ATaleOfEgypt''
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* CleverCrows: In ''A Fine And Private Place'', a raven helps and cares for the protagonist, Jonathan Rebeck, who lives in a graveyard, giving him food and, later, news. Subverts the traditional creepiness of [[{{CreepyCrows}} corvids]]; despite being a TalkingAnimal, the raven is one of the most down-to-earth and least eldritch things in the book.



* RavensAndCrows: In ''A Fine And Private Place'', a raven helps and cares for the protagonist, Jonathan Rebeck, who lives in a graveyard, giving him food and, later, news. Subverts the traditional creepiness of corvids; despite being a TalkingAnimal, the raven is one of the most down-to-earth and least eldritch things in the book.
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* MenstrualMenace: "Lila the Werewolf" purposely plays with the similarities between menstruation and lycanthropy.

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* MenstrualMenace: AllPeriodsArePMS: "Lila the Werewolf" purposely plays with the similarities between menstruation and lycanthropy.lycanthropy. %%on a tablet, moving text is a little hard
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