Famous Characters in Literature

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Alice: Lewis Carroll/Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson

Aslan: C S Lewis

Asterix: Goscinny (and Uderzo)

Aunt Sally: Barbara Euphan Todd

Baggins, Bilbo: J R R Tolkein

Baggins, Frodo: J R R Tolkein

Big Brother: George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)

Big Ears: Enid Blyton

Biggles: Captain W E Johns

Black Beauty: Anna Sewell

Blofeld: Ian Fleming

Bond, James: Ian Fleming

Brown, Father: G K Chesterton

Bunter, Billy: Frank Richards

Butler, Rhett: Margeret Mitchell

Cadfael, Brother: Ellis Peter

Cat in the Hat: Dr Seuss/Theodore Geissel

Charlie (Bucket): Roald Dahl

Christopher Robin (Milne): A A Milne

Cruella (De Ville): Dodie Smith

Crusoe, Robinson: Daniel Defoe

Cthulhu: H P Lovecraft

Dare, Dan: Frank Hampson

Dent, Arthur: Douglas Adams

Dorothy (Gale): L Frank Baum

Dracula: Bram Stoker

Drummond, Bulldog: Sapper

Empress of Blandings, the: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Famous Five: Enid Blyton

Fat Controller: Reverend W Awdry

Faust: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Flashman, Harry: George MacDonald Fraser

Fogg, Phineas: Jules Verne

Frankenstein, Dr: Mary Shelley

Fritton, Miss: Ronald Searle

Fungus the Bogeyman: Raymond Briggs

Gandalf(s): J R R Tolkein

Golliwogg: Florence Upton

Grandma: Carl Giles

Gray, Dorian: Oscar Wilde

Gulliver, Lemuel: (Dean) Jonathan Swift

Gummidge, Worzel: Barbara Euphen Todd

Heathcliffe: Emily Bronte

Holmes, Sherlock: Arthur Conan Doyle

Jack/Ernest: Oscar Wilde

Jeeves, Reginald: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Jennings: Anthony Buckridge

Jones, Tom: Henry Fielding

Jude the Obscure: Thomas Hardy

Kipps: H G Wells

Larkin, Ma and Pa: H E Bates

Mapp and Lucia: E F Benson

Marple, Miss Jane: Agatha Christie

Marvin: Douglas Adams

Moomins: Tove Janson

Morse, Inspector (Endeavour): Colin Dexter

Noddy: Enid Blyton

Obelix: Goscinny (and Uderzo)

O'Hara, Scarlett: Margeret Mitchell

Old Bill: Bruce Bairnsfather

Pan, Peter: J M Barrie

Passeportout: Jules Verne

Pennywise: Stephen King

Perrin, Reginald: David Nobbs

Peter Rabbit: Beatrix Potter

Pinocchio: Carlo Collodi

Poirot, Hercule: Agatha Christie 

Poppins, Mary: P L Travers

Q: Ian Fleming

Quasimodo: Victor Hugo

Ridcully, Archchancellor Mustrum: Terry Pratchett

Rincewind (of Ankh): Terry Pratchett

Rupert the Bear: Mary Tourtel

Saint, the: Leslie Charteris

Scarlet Pimpernel: Baroness Emma Orczy

Secret Seven: Enid Blyton

Smith, Winston: George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)

Snark, the: Lewis Carroll/Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson

Snowman, the: Raymond Briggs

Tarzan/Lord Greystoke: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Templar, Simon: Leslie Charteris

Three Musketeers: Alexander Dumas

Tom the Chimney Sweep: Charles Kingsley

Thomas the Tank Engine: Reverend W Awdry

Tiggywinkle: Beatrix Potter

Tik Tok: L Frank Baum

Tintin: Herge

Toad, Mr: Kenneth Grahame

Triffids, the: John Wyndham

Watson, Doctor John: Arthur Conan Doyle

Weatherwax, Granny Esme: Terry Pratchett

Wendy (Darling): J M Barrie

White Witch, the: C S Lewis

Wicked Witch of the West, the: L Frank Baum

William (Brown): Richmal Crompton

Wimsey, Lord Peter: Dorothy L Sayers

Winnie the Pooh: A A Milne

Wonka, Willie: Roald Dahl

Wooster, Bertie: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

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