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30 most memorable literary fathers

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, being a dad isn’t easy. Then again, it isn’t meant to be a walk in the park – although, of course, there are plenty of them.

So, alongside (hopefully) your own dad, who should prospective fathers look to emulate? Well, as ever with this life thing, literature is awash with fathers.

Some you’d do well to base your own parenting skills on, others, well, let’s just say you should note what they did – or didn’t do – and then do the opposite. So, without further ado, please find literature’s 30 most memorable fathers…



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