As you probably know, Spielberg has brought The BFG to the silver screen and while I haven’t seen it, the trailer and all the bus shelter ads have been making me nostalgic for some gloriumptious Roald Dahl reading.
As a child I could talk to animals. Really I could.
They say truth is stranger than fiction – well at least Mark Twain did and he for one had some weird writing habits, preferring to pen his literature lying down. But he wasn’t the only one.
If you’re more into treating than tricking then this Halloween why not light some candles, pour yourself a stiff drink and curl up with one of these creepy books? You can even get dressed up – and I promise I won’t tell anyone.
It seems everywhere I look I see beards. In the media, on tshirts, even on babies. While some scientists and fashion commentators claim society may have reached ‘peak beard’, there is no doubt that bookish ones will reign eternal.
Here’s 10 of my favourite fictional characters who rock indomitable whiskers.