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Book characters for Movember

November 14, 2014

November is also the month of Movember – a month when moustaches are back in fashion throughout the world with the aim of raising “funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.” So as a way to raise awareness of this activity we thought it would be a good time to celebrate the moustache in books.

How many #funread characters in books can you define by their moustache?

Take a look at Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – he must hold the record for the bushiest moustache in a children’s book, surely?

Or maybe you are more impressed by Asterix and Obelix facial hair? Maybe if Asterix let his grow out he could take the crown from The Lorax.

From the bushiest, we move onto the most manicured ‘tache of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot – a finely waxed example that was always kept under control.

Then we have a matching pair in the form of Thomson and Thomson, those comic detectives from Herge’s Adventures of Tintin.

Lastly, the great webslinger Spiderman, is often just one step away from being caught out by Daily Bugle Editor J. Jonah Jameson, who sports what could be one of the smallest moustaches to appear in a comic.

Which other characters in books do you define by their facial hair? Which characters wouldn’t be half the person they are if you took away their moustache?

I also wonder if any book characters have taken part in Movember too?

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