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30 greatest literary moustaches

In moments of quiet contemplation we like (ok, like probably isn’t the right word – pick something closer to despair) to reflect upon why it is that we’re not a world famous author penning state-of-the-nation novels that change society irrevocably.

One week ago, reality hit us square in the jaw as we took a razor blade to our jaw. We were sans moustache. It suddenly dawned on us that the greatest novelists had to a man – and it’s the male of the species we’re talking about here as should be obvious – all sported variants of the much maligned mouth brow.

So, while we set about growing a rather dazzling and jaunty ‘tache, let us pay homage to the 30 greatest literary moustaches. Inspiration can be located in each and every one’s furry whiskers as we proclaim that our masterpiece is just a pencil-thin moustache away.

(Images: Rex Features)

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