- The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser. Kind of obligatory really.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein. The Queen especially has a great deal of sympathy for the smaller sized species in her own realm. She likes the idea of a smaller species being heroic in an epic fantasy elsewhere.
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein. As above but on a grander scale!
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The Queen was particularly glad when the Witch was defeated and also glad to see humans doing something useful, especially in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
- Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett. The Queen was not sorry to see the nastier side of elves exposed. L'Evallier, given his role as Chief Elf and Ultra Snob, hates this book.
- The Complete Works of Hans Christian Anderson. The Kingdom is glad the fairy tales have been recorded properly.
- The Complete Works of the Brothers Grimm. Same comment as for 7.#
- The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. The positive side of the Fairy Kingdom (otherwise known as the goodies) like a decent fairytale with a moral to it and this is a great example.
- The Complete Works of P.G. Wodehouse. Eileen loves humorous fiction and feels in his way PGW created his own fantasy world.
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.