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Apple, Pippin

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Calling to the Wind by Leaf Litter

'"My mother named me Tenar after all, and I am still Tenar, I have returned to being Tenar. But she is Apple now, and then she won't be Apple later. Not, ha, not right at her core."' Thoughtful piece about mothers & daughters, with interesting insights into how the meaning of names might change after the events of The Other Wind

[Added 27/05/2012; Drama; 2500-6000; Earthsea; Characters: Tenar, Apple, Pippin]

Mother Tongue by Elle Dritch

''He is my brother and I love him, and after all you only get one family. But oh! if he doesn't go and be my brother elsewhere very soon, I shall fetch him a clout on the ear he'll not forget!'' This quiet coda to Tehanu reads like a missing chapter from the novel, and brings its narrator, Apple, to life as she tries to understand her family's choices

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; Earthsea; Characters: Apple, Tenar, Ged, Spark, Tehanu, Shinny, Beech, OCs]