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Our favourite fictional maternal figures...

13 March 2021 Share

Role models you need to read about this Mother's Day.

In honour of Mother's Day, the team have chosen some brilliant book recommendations celebrating our favourite maternal figures in fiction that we've come to know and love over the years. From Marmee to Mrs Weasley, read on to find out what makes each of them so special!

Miss Honey

from Matilda, by Roald Dahl

"Matilda's teacher, Miss Honey recognises her talent and readily provides both the emotional and educational support that she lacks elsewhere in her life. Her kindness is unparalleled, and the bond she forms with Matilda is incredibly special."

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from Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

"Marilla provides a sanctuary for unwanted children at Green Gables. She is always ready to guide Anne but also to admit her own mistakes, and she defends Anne to some of her nearest fiends and neighbours when they think the worst of Anne's mistakes."

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Mina's mother

from My Name is Mina, by David Almond 

"After thinking of everyone whose had to homeschool recently, there's a wonderful scene in this novel when Mina's mum takes her out of school because of the SATs and homeschools her instead - something which they both find entirely excellent!"

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Mrs Darling

from Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie 

"Peter Pan always longs for a mother, and Mrs Darling is a perfect example. Her heart is large enough to include Peter as well as her own children, and when leaving the Darling house Peter 'took Mrs Darling’s kiss with him. The kiss that had been for no one else, Peter took quite easily.'"

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from Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott

"She's so dependable and comforting, but lets her children go off and have their own adventures without her. She is always there for them when they need her and helps them navigate their troubles, but without having all the answers she lets them find their own way."

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Mrs Weasley

from the Harry Potter series, by J. K Rowling 

"Mrs Weasley extends beyond being a mother to a house full of children to also being an important maternal figure for others too, especially Harry. She's stern but forgiving, protective and patient. Her children all grow to become strong, kind and loving people thanks to her brilliant example. "

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