In celebration of magnificent moustaches for Movember

The world of books is a treasure trove of marvellous facial hair. In honour of Movember, here are a few of our bearded favourites…



Mr Twit – The Dirty Hive

“Mr Twit was one of these very hairy-faced men. The whole of his face except for his forehead, his eyes and his nose, was covered with thick hair. The stuff even sprouted in revolting tufts out of his nostrils and ear- holes . . . And how often did Mr Twit wash this bristly nailbrushy face of his? The answer is NEVER, not even on Sundays. He hadn’t washed it for years.”




Docter Noel Zone – The Face Protector

Our favourite dangerologist, sports a fine bushy beard. He’s already fearful of toilet-shark attacks, and toothbrush snakes, so we can only imagine the horrible risk shaving must pose.





Chiron (Percy Jackson’s teacher) – Straight from the Centaur’s Mouth

“Then I recognized the tweed jacket, the thinning brown hair, the scraggly beard.”






Gandalf – The Bleached Bib

“Gandalf was shorter in stature than the other two; but his long white hair, his sweeping silver beard, and his broad shoulders, made him look like some wise king of ancient legend.”





Mr wormwood

Mr Wormwood (Matilda’s father) – The Comatose Caterpillar

“Mr Wormwood was a small ratty-looking man whose front teeth stood out underneath a thin ratty moustache.”

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