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9 Awesome Mothers In Literature

The best mums that books can offer.

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1. Catlyn Stark, A Song of Ice and Fire

It’s family first with Catlyn, she’s strong, clever, loving and proud. She would do anything for her children, and frequently does. But she can’t love Jon Snow. How could you not, Catlyn? Look at his hair!

2. Molly Weasley, Harry Potter Series

Molly is the heart of the Weasley family, surrogate mother to Harry, and badass evil witch slayer with the best line in the entire series. Suck it Bellatrix.

Just don’t tick her off.

3. Margaret March, Little Women

Mother and father to her four girls for much of the time, and be it putting a cane-happy school master in his place or understanding each of her daughter’s very different personalities, Mrs March does it all with grace and humour.

4. Rosa Hubermann, The Book Thief

A force to be reckoned with, she adopts Liesel and loves her as her own. She is outspoken and appears harsh but we know different. She’s a pussycat really, but one that won’t stand for nonsense.

5. Mother, The Railway Children

Drastically down-sizing and moving her brood to the country after her husband is carted off by shadowy government types, the mother of Bobby, Phyl and Peter is the queen of keeping calm and carrying on.

7. Mrs Bennet, Pride & Prejudice

Dramatic, self-involved and pushy; and yet there’s something delightful in her ridiculousness that makes Mrs Bennet simply a loving mother endearingly misguided in her pursuit for the best for her children.

9. Natalie Prior, Divergent

Tris’ mum is a bundle of surprises. Brave and calm, she aims to protect her children no matter the cost. Dab hand at sneaky escapes and contributor to thwarting evil. You go Ma’ Prior.

Happy Mother's Day!