Lizzie Penhallow (formally Elspeth Penhallow) is the older daughter of Hendek and Rosalind Penhallow. She attended Schola and was sorted into Salmon House, a sign of her interest in inventive solutions to problems, the kind that draw on a wide range of skills. Her father and his brother Kenver were noted explorers, who disappeared while on an expedition to learn about South American plants. (Lizzie is in fact a member of the Explorer's Club in her own right thanks to her travels with them as a young adult.) Laura Penhallow, Lizzie's younger sister, had struggled with tuberculosis for years, until shortly before their mother died. By the beginning of Goblin Fruit, Lizzie is desperate for steady work to keep a roof over their heads. She has found a short-term position with Vivian Porter with the possibility of long-term work if things go well. Matters go extremely differently than she expected.
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At the beginning of Goblin Fruit, Lizzie is organising materials for an estate sale and auction, Geoffrey Carillon comes by for an early view of the items. After he nearly falls over her while they are both lurking outside a masked ball, they find they have common cause - Geoffrey in investigating a dangerous magical drink, goldwasser, and Lizzie in making sure her sister Laura is all right. Through the course of the book, they find much more than a temporary alliance, and they find themselves well matched in a number of ways, some more obvious than others.
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DetailsMarried name: Lizzie Carillon, Lady Carillon Born: 1889 Family:
- Sister of Laura Penhallow
- Marries Geoffrey Carillon in 1925
- Son (born 1926)
- Daughter (born 1929)
- Daughter (born 1932)
- Explorer's Club