History Literature / TheSecretOfPlatform13

18th Jan '16 11:20:41 PM PaulA
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* {{Have I Mentioned I Am a Dwarf Today}}: Melisande is a water nymph, not a mermaid. She keeps pointing to her feet to prove it.

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* {{Have I Mentioned I Am a Dwarf Today}}: HaveIMentionedIAmADwarfToday: Melisande is a water nymph, not a mermaid. She keeps pointing to her feet to prove it.it.
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers: Inverted -- instead of supernatural creatures stealing away a human baby, a human steals away a baby from a land of supernatural creatures.
18th Jan '16 11:10:15 PM PaulA
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* FloralThemeNaming: The three nurses, who are sisters, are called Lily, Rose and Violet.
18th Jan '16 11:05:00 PM PaulA
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* FamilyFriendlyStripper: The complicated plan involves Gurkintrude replacing a dancing girl, in order to distract the people. The usual dance number is a striptease where the light is switched off exactly when the last veil could fall. The very prim and proper fey consents to the plan, but insists on wearing her very long, very decent underwear under the seven veils, just in case there's a problem with the light switch. Hilarity ensues.
16th Jul '15 8:56:58 PM PaulA
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''The Secret of Platform 13'' is a children's book by Eva Ibbotson. Inside the abandoned Platform 13 in King's Cross Railway Station lies the Gump, an ancient and magical secret passage. Every nine years it opens to take those who wish to leave the world behind for the mythical island known as...The Island. The Queen gives birth to a son the year the Gump opens again and after the Prince's three nannies are overcome with homesickness, she allows them to take the Prince with them for a brief visit to our world.

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''The Secret of Platform 13'' is a children's book by Eva Ibbotson.Creator/EvaIbbotson. Inside the abandoned Platform 13 in King's Cross Railway Station lies the Gump, an ancient and magical secret passage. Every nine years it opens to take those who wish to leave the world behind for the mythical island known as...The Island. The Queen gives birth to a son the year the Gump opens again and after the Prince's three nannies are overcome with homesickness, she allows them to take the Prince with them for a brief visit to our world.
22nd Nov '14 3:27:59 PM Merlock
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Nine years later, a young hag named Odge learns about the rescue mission being planned by the King to bring home his son, who has been raised by Mrs. Trottle as her son, Raymond. After much convincing she joins the appointed rescuers--Cornelius, Gerkintrude and Hans--in their journey to London. Their task will not be as easy as they thought however, as Raymond is not only constantly protected, but is also an extreme Royal Brat. Though they find immeasurable help from Ben, the grandson of Raymond's former nanny, and the many magical creatures in hiding, will it be enough to bring the Prince back to the Island before time runs out?

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Nine years later, a young hag named Odge learns about the rescue mission being planned by the King to bring home his son, who has been raised by Mrs. Trottle as her son, Raymond. After much convincing she joins the appointed rescuers--Cornelius, rescuers--Cornelius the wizard, Gerkintrude the fey and Hans--in Hans the (temporarily invisible) giant--in their journey to London. Their task will not be as easy as they thought however, as Raymond is not only constantly protected, but is also an extreme Royal Brat.RoyalBrat. Though they find immeasurable help from Ben, the grandson of Raymond's former nanny, and the many magical creatures in hiding, will it be enough to bring the Prince back to the Island before time runs out?
22nd Nov '14 2:51:40 PM Merlock
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* NiceToTheWaiter: One key difference between the royalty on the Island and the Trottles.
26th Feb '14 1:01:46 PM Merlock
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* LawOfInverseFertility: Mrs. Trottle cannot get pregnant, so she eventually decides to adopt a child--and, when she realizes there's a waiting list, resorts to stealing one. [[spoiler:She finds out she's pregnant shortly afterward and makes Nanny Brown raise the kidnapped child instead]].
26th Feb '14 12:50:39 PM Merlock
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the case of the Nuckelavee, who seems to be benign or at least fairly harmless [[spoiler:(and is driven away when Raymond insults it)]]. In the original folklore that the creature appears in, [[TheFairFolk it]] [[OmnicidalManiac is]] [[EldritchAbomination much]] [[PlagueMaster more]] [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the case of the AdaptationalHeroism: The Nuckelavee, who seems to be benign or at least fairly harmless [[spoiler:(and is driven away when Raymond insults it)]]. In the original folklore that the creature appears in, [[TheFairFolk it]] [[OmnicidalManiac is]] [[EldritchAbomination much]] [[PlagueMaster more]] [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]].



* DeathBedConfession: In the hospital, Nanny Brown writes Ben a note to be read after her death. [[spoiler:It reveals that he was kidnapped as a baby, cluing Odge to the fact that he's the real Prince]].



* GoodIsNotNice: The harpies and other monsters on the Island, who serve as terrifying law enforcers.

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* GoodIsNotNice: The harpies harpies, hags and other monsters on the Island, who serve as terrifying law enforcers.something like a police force--if you do something wrong, ''they'' deal with you, and chances are you'll never repeat your mistake.
** The narration notes that Nanny Brown is not a particularly nice woman, but still a FriendToAllChildren.



* MagicalSeventhSon: Odge is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. To her mother's disappointment, she wound out being the least hag-like of her children.

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* MagicalSeventhSon: Odge is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. To Her mother expected her mother's to be an especially terrifying child; to her disappointment, she Odge wound out being the least hag-like of her children.



* NeverMessWithGranny: One of Raymond's bodyguards is a little old woman who spends most of her time sewing. With very long, sharp needles, and she knows exactly what points on the body they'd be most effective.



* RaisedByGrandparents: Ben was raised by his grandmother, Nanny Brown. [[spoiler:{{Subverted}} because she's not his real grandmother]].



* TheyHaveTheScent: Not said word for word, though. [[spoiler:How the Islanders find Mrs. Trottle--through the powerful smell of her perfume, Maneater, in the sewers.]]

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* TheyHaveTheScent: Not said word for word, though. [[spoiler:How the Islanders find Mrs. Trottle--through the powerful smell of her custom-made perfume, Maneater, in the sewers.]]
24th Jan '14 7:14:00 PM ZeldaQueen
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Many of the Island's unusual creatures, which is why they can move or travel around London without being noticed. The rescuers were specificially chosen with this in mind.

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Many of the Island's unusual creatures, which is why they can move or travel around London without being noticed. The rescuers were specificially specifically chosen with this in mind.



* {{Have I Mentioned I Am a Dwarf Today}}: Melisande is a water nymph, not a mermaid. She keeps pointing to her feet to prove it.

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* {{Have I Mentioned I Am a Dwarf Today}}: Melisande is a water nymph, not a mermaid. She keeps pointing to her feet to prove it. it.
* JumpingOutOfACake: The hotel Mrs. Trottle and Raymond hide at has a dinner act where a girl leaps out of a fake cake and does a dance of the seven veils for the patrons. [[spoiler:When the rescuers try to get closer without alerting Mrs. Trottle, one of the things they do is pay off the dancing girl and have Gertrude take her place.]]
25th Dec '13 9:13:46 AM Raptorslash
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the case of the Nuckelavee, who seems to be benign or at least fairly harmless [[spoiler:(and is driven away when Raymond insults it)]]. In the original folklore that the creature appears in, [[TheFairFolk it]] [[OmnicidalManiac is]] [[EldritchAbomination much]] [[PlagueMaster more]] [[NightmareFuel malicious]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inverted in the case of the Nuckelavee, who seems to be benign or at least fairly harmless [[spoiler:(and is driven away when Raymond insults it)]]. In the original folklore that the creature appears in, [[TheFairFolk it]] [[OmnicidalManiac is]] [[EldritchAbomination much]] [[PlagueMaster more]] [[NightmareFuel malicious]].nightmarish]].
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