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* BadassBeard: Lampshaded a few times.
* BetterThanABareBulb: [[DrinkingGame Take a shot]] at every LampshadeHanging and you'll be drunk in no time. Arguably an excellent example of TropesAreNotBad.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud.

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%% * BadassBeard: Lampshaded a few times.
* BetterThanABareBulb: [[DrinkingGame Take a shot]] at every LampshadeHanging and you'll be drunk in no time. Arguably an excellent example of TropesAreNotBad.
%% * {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud.



* InWhichATropeIsDescribed
* LemonyNarrator: To a hilarious extent.

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%% * InWhichATropeIsDescribed
%% * LemonyNarrator: To a hilarious extent.



* MeanwhileScene: Lampshaded, and nearly inverted. (Initially, instead of telling us what transpired during the meanwhile scene, Ardagh states that Eddie ended up in the orphanage and we may not get to find out how.)
* MediumAwareness: Eddie's father knows he's a character in a book, [[ButtMonkey and he doesn't seem to be very happy about it]].
* NoodleIncident: In ''A House Called Awful End'', we're told of an incident on Eddie's sixteenth birthday involving a lady hypnotist called the Great Gretcha, which "is another story."
* OnlySaneMan: Eddie. This series practically defines that trope.
* RuleOfFunny
* SurroundedByIdiots

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%% * MeanwhileScene: Lampshaded, and nearly inverted. (Initially, instead of telling us what transpired during the meanwhile scene, Ardagh states that Eddie ended up in the orphanage and we may not get to find out how.)
* MediumAwareness: Eddie's father knows he's a character in a book, [[ButtMonkey and he doesn't seem to be very happy about it]].
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* NoodleIncident: In ''A House Called Awful End'', we're told of an incident on Eddie's sixteenth birthday involving a lady hypnotist called the Great Gretcha, which "is another story."
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* OnlySaneMan: Eddie. This series practically defines that trope.
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* RuleOfFunny
%% * SurroundedByIdiots



* WorldGoneMad

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* HastilyHiddenMacGuffin: In the third book, [[spoiler:the villain hides the priceless Dog-Bone Diamond inside Malcolm, the stuffed stoat of Eddie's insane Aunt Maud. By the third book, Eddie has gotten so used to Maud being insane (and insisting that Malcolm is alive) that he no longer listens to her (especially when she claims that Malcolm is putting on weight and getting sick). In other words, Malcolm is so familiar to Eddie as to be invisible.]]


* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix Creator/CharlesDickens and Creator/MontyPython to create a sort of British [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''


* OnlySaneMan: Eddie. And ''how.'' This series practically defines that trope.

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* OnlySaneMan: Eddie. And ''how.'' This series practically defines that trope.


* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix Creator/CharlesDickens and Creator/MontyPython to create a sort of British [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''

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* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix Creator/CharlesDickens and Creator/MontyPython to create a sort of British [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents [[Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''


* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Parodied when the narrator feels the need to explain that a certain character's [[{{Roma}} ethnicity]] has nothing to do with his being a {{Jerkass}}, so there's no need to get upset over the stereotype. [[invoked]]

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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Parodied when the narrator feels the need to explain that a certain character's [[{{Roma}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} ethnicity]] has nothing to do with his being a {{Jerkass}}, so there's no need to get upset over the stereotype. [[invoked]]


* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix Creator/CharlesDickens and MontyPython to create a sort of British [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''

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* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix Creator/CharlesDickens and MontyPython Creator/MontyPython to create a sort of British [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''


''The Eddie Dickens Trilogy'' is a series of books written by Philip Ardagh, British author of children's books. In an author's note for American readers at the beginning of the first book, Ardagh claims that the books were written in installments of letters for his nephew Ben, who was away at boarding school. The plot of these books revolves around Eddie Dickens, a young boy living in Victorian England. Eddie is a boy of average mind, for his time, but unfortunately, everyone around him is [[OnlySaneMan inexplicably insane]].

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''The Eddie Dickens Trilogy'' is a series of books written by Philip Ardagh, British author of children's books. In an author's note for American readers at the beginning of the first book, Ardagh claims that the books were written in installments of letters for his nephew Ben, who was away at boarding school. The plot of these books revolves around Eddie Dickens, a young boy living in Victorian England. Eddie is a boy of average mind, for his time, but unfortunately, everyone around him is [[OnlySaneMan inexplicably insane]].
insane]].



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud.



* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix CharlesDickens and MontyPython to create a sort of British [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''

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* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix CharlesDickens Creator/CharlesDickens and MontyPython to create a sort of British [[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''


In the first book, ''A House Called Awful End,'' (Simply ''Awful End'' in the UK) Eddie's parents (who are suffering from an unnamed disease that makes them yellow and crinkly around the edges) send him off to live with his great uncle, [[CloudCuckoolander Mad Uncle Jack]], and his great aunt, [[AxCrazy Even Madder Aunt Maud]]. After an unfortunate incident [[ItMakesSenseInContext involving a pocket watch and the Empress of All China]], Eddie is sent off to an orphanage and must use his wits to escape.

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In the first book, ''A House Called Awful End,'' (Simply ''Awful End'' in the UK) Eddie's parents (who are suffering from an unnamed disease that makes them yellow and crinkly around the edges) send him off to live with his great uncle, [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mad Uncle Jack]], and his great aunt, [[AxCrazy Even Madder Aunt Maud]]. After an unfortunate incident [[ItMakesSenseInContext involving a pocket watch and the Empress of All China]], Eddie is sent off to an orphanage and must use his wits to escape.



* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix CharlesDickens and MontyPython to create a sort of British LemonySnicket."''

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* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix CharlesDickens and MontyPython to create a sort of British LemonySnicket.[[ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents Lemony Snicket]]."''

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''The Eddie Dickens Trilogy'' is a series of books written by Philip Ardagh, British author of children's books. In an author's note for American readers at the beginning of the first book, Ardagh claims that the books were written in installments of letters for his nephew Ben, who was away at boarding school. The plot of these books revolves around Eddie Dickens, a young boy living in Victorian England. Eddie is a boy of average mind, for his time, but unfortunately, everyone around him is [[OnlySaneMan inexplicably insane]].

In the first book, ''A House Called Awful End,'' (Simply ''Awful End'' in the UK) Eddie's parents (who are suffering from an unnamed disease that makes them yellow and crinkly around the edges) send him off to live with his great uncle, [[CloudCuckoolander Mad Uncle Jack]], and his great aunt, [[AxCrazy Even Madder Aunt Maud]]. After an unfortunate incident [[ItMakesSenseInContext involving a pocket watch and the Empress of All China]], Eddie is sent off to an orphanage and must use his wits to escape.

In the second book, ''Dreadful Acts,'' Eddie's family has moved into Awful End with his aunt and uncle. Eddie falls in love with a girl and becomes involved in an unfortunate plot revolving around murderous criminals. This book involves the Great Zucchini, a giant fake cow named Marjorie, and British moors.

In the third and final book, ''Terrible Times,'' Eddie is sent to America on a ship. To his credit, Eddie expects the worst when his trip is interrupted by a criminal, a man called Jolly Roger, and the infamous Dog's Bone Diamond.

Was followed up by [[TrilogyCreep a second trilogy]] called ''The Further Adventures of Eddie Dickens.''
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* AcceptableEthnicTargets: Parodied when the narrator feels the need to explain that a certain character's [[{{Roma}} ethnicity]] has nothing to do with his being a {{Jerkass}}, so there's no need to get upset over the stereotype. [[invoked]]
* BadassBeard: Lampshaded a few times.
* BetterThanABareBulb: [[DrinkingGame Take a shot]] at every LampshadeHanging and you'll be drunk in no time. Arguably an excellent example of TropesAreNotBad.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud.
* CompanionCube: Even Madder Aunt Maud carries around a stuffed stoat that she talks to. No one knows whether the stoat's name is Sally or Malcolm.
* HappilyMarried: Despite being completely bonkers and living in separate buildings (one in a treehouse made of dried fish, the other in a cow-shaped carnival float), Mad Uncle Jack and Even Madder Aunt Maud are shown to be very happy together.
* InWhichATropeIsDescribed
* LemonyNarrator: To a hilarious extent.
* MarketBasedTitle: In America, the book's title was changed to ''A House Called Awful End'' because it is uncommon for homes to be named there.
* MeanwhileScene: Lampshaded, and nearly inverted. (Initially, instead of telling us what transpired during the meanwhile scene, Ardagh states that Eddie ended up in the orphanage and we may not get to find out how.)
* MediumAwareness: Eddie's father knows he's a character in a book, [[ButtMonkey and he doesn't seem to be very happy about it]].
* NoodleIncident: In ''A House Called Awful End'', we're told of an incident on Eddie's sixteenth birthday involving a lady hypnotist called the Great Gretcha, which "is another story."
* OnlySaneMan: Eddie. And ''how.'' This series practically defines that trope.
* RuleOfFunny
* SurroundedByIdiots
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Eddie has a [[LongLostRelative cousin]] who looks exactly like him.
* WorldGoneMad
* XMeetsY: According to [[http://collectedmiscellany.com/2008/01/the-eddie-dickens-trilogy-by-phillip-ardagh/ this review]], the books are ''"over-the-top [[{{Farce}} farcical]] romps that mix CharlesDickens and MontyPython to create a sort of British LemonySnicket."''
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