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FALKE, FRIEDRICH Mr Bull’s secretary. He was sent to Friardale to report on Johnny’s character and suitability to inherit Mr Bull’s fortune. He tried to discredit Johnny, and so disinherit him, by using the Bounder, but failed. [M 367-368 cf. Lucas Crane and Aunt Tabitha Bull in M 156] He returned later to try again, this time using Snoop as his tool, and again failed. [M 406]


FANFAIR, WILLIAM NAPOLEON aka NAP A temporary member of the Remove. [M 1152 by HPO]

FAULKNER, LAURENCE A prefect and member of the Sixth Form.

FAVOURITE FRIENDS IN FICTION [M 392-403] A series of poems on famous fictional characters in Amalgamated Press papers.


Harry Wharton & Co.



Jack, Sam & Pete



Tom Merry & Co.



Gordon Gay & Co.



Jimmy Silver & Co.



Coker & Co.



Frank Courtenay & Co.



Figgins & Co.



Breezy Ben & Dismal Dutchy



Tom Belcher



Sexton Blake



Peter Todd & Co.


FERNBRIDGE At one time the station for Wharton Lodge and Wharton Magnus [M 17]. Presumably it was made redundant when the station at Wimford was built.

FERNEY, ARTHUR A temporary member of the Remove [M 198].

FERRYDALE A small village the other side of Braye Common from Greyfriars. The Famous Four left Marjorie Hazeldene at the Green Man, the local inn, whilst they tracked down the gypsies who had stolen her valuables. Hazeldene sent his parents a telegram from the local post office to tell them that Marjorie was staying the night at Greyfriars. It is possible that Ferrydale was an early version of Friardale. [M 5] See also DALE

FIDO Mrs Kebble’s overfed poodle. Bunter falls on it and the shock kills it. Wun Lung then uses it as the main ingredient in a stew, much to his guests’ horror when they find out. [M 38]

FIELD, SAMPSON QUINCY IFFLEY aka SQUIFF Member of the Remove form. Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 475], Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 945], Greyfriars’ Cartoons [M 1385], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1437], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1551]

FIFTH FORM STAGE CLUB Started by Coker in imitation of the Remove Dramatic Society, its success largely depended on the presence or absence of Aunt Judy’s tuck hampers. They staged a play by Coker called “The Red Ruin” at Eastwood House following a hoax by Ponsonby. [M 374]

FING, WOO A mysterious Chinaman. When Wharton prevents him from stealing a woman’s handbag he vows vengeance, only to be foiled by Wun Lung. [M 694 by NWS]

FISH, FISHER TARLETON The American member of the Remove. Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 904], Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 958],Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 1163], Greyfriars’ Correspondents [M 1186], Greyfriars’ Heroes [M 1251], Rhymes of the Remove [M 1361],Greyfriars’ Cartoons [M 1382], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1438], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1512], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1552], My Own Page [M 1621]

FISH’S HOLIDAY STUNT [M 1434 of 1935 = B34]

FISHER, FATTY A pre World War One film star. Mr Pecker mistook Bunter for Fisher and contracted him for a film. [M 736 by WEP]

FISHER, TED The captain of the Storm Island Football XI, who put the Remove XI up for the night when they were trapped by the weather on the island, so being on the spot when Captain Donovan’s gang raided the island. [M 712 by GRS]

FITZGERALD, PATRICK A member of the Upper Fourth form, and younger brother to Terence.

FITZGERALD, TERENCE A member of the Fifth form. Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1438], My Own Page [M 1629]

FITZPATRICK, CON A temporary member of the Remove [M 264]

FIX, INSPECTOR (CID) He was called in anonymously by Levison when he suspected Wun Lung of being a spy [M 43]; and he also solved the Rogue Rackstraw kidnappings. [G 743-748]

FLETCHER One of Captain Donovan’s gang who took part in the raid on Storm Island. [M 712 by GRS]

FLICK, INSPECTOR (CID) Actually Slippery Jim in disguise, when casing Greyfriars for a future robbery. He was recognised by Vernon-Smith, who later managed to trap and expose him. [M 442]

FLIPPS, THEOPHILUS A temporary member of the Remove [M 246].

FLITCHESTER A small town where Elsie Mainwaring fled and Wingate followed, when he entered the boxing ring to earn enough money to support them.


FLYNN, TOM A temporary member of the Remove, his place was taken by Lord Lovell [M 261].

FOOZLEUM, PROFESSOR He wrote a 5/- book on hypnotism from which Bunter was convinced he would be able to learn hypnotism. [M 29-30]


FOUR SQUARE BOOKS [1963] A short-lived paperback reprint series.

FREE, JACK A post WWII character, Jack Free was an orphan. He does not know his real name or his age, though he is likely mid-teens (of a similar age to the Greyfriars and St. Jims juniors). He first appears as the companion / servant of a ruffianly traveller, who we discover is being paid to keep Jack. Jack escapes and undergoes a variety of adventures, in 8 novels and a number of short stories in Post WWII annuals.

FRIARDALE A small village on the river Sark, close to Greyfriars, often abbreviated to Dale in the early stories.


FRIARS’ WOODS An oak and beech wood on the edge of Friardale. A footpath leads through it to an old ruined chapel [in later stories the Abbott’s Cell], with a subterranean passage connecting it to the Remove boxroom at Greyfriars. Wharton was on his way to explore the chapel when Melchior and Barengro robbed him of the diamond given to him by Hurree Singh. Melchior later used the passage to gain entrance to Greyfriars to rob Wharton, but was apprehended. [M 9]

FROM FOREST TO FIRESIDE [M 1087-1089] Three articles describing how the Magnet is made, from the cutting of timber in Canadian forests, to the paper mills, and the printing process, and the editorial content.

FROST, DETECTIVE SERGEANT (COURTFIELD) He mistakenly arrested Mr Capper on Angel’s false evidence. [M 974 by GRS]

FRY, EDWARD A member of the Upper Fourth, he shares a study with Temple and Dabney. Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 263], Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 538], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1554]

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