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The Good Fairies of New York is an Urban Fantasy novel by Martin Millar.

A tale of drunken flower fairies, bad violin playing, a multi-national fairy war in the streets of New York, and punk rock.


This book provides examples of:

  • Big Applesauce: The setting, it's right there in the title.
  • Britain is Only London: Averted; the parts of the UK represented are Scotland and Cornwall.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: A fairy who likes the bottle.ll.
  • Mob War: But with fairy gangs!
  • Our Fairies Are Different: Mainly standard flower fairies, but these guys have ambitions of being punk rockers and have turf wars with other fairy gangs.
  • Punk Rock: The titular fairies are doing their best to fit in with the punk stereotypes.
  • Urban Fantasy: This is our New York, except magic and fairies lurk just out of sight.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Enforced trope, due to the belief that all punk-rockers need multi-coloured hair to be taken seriously.
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  • Incest Is Relative: Noted fleetingly; fairies don't care.


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