To celebrate Father’s Day in the UK, here at Books Bird we thought we would bring you a list of some of the best literary fathers and a poll for you to vote on which literary father you think would make the best dad. What makes someone a great dad might not be blood but just that they’re around, so some of these are also surrogate father figures from literature.

Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

to kill a mockingbird

Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

harry potter set

Mr Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

pride and prejudice

William from Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

danny the champion of the world

Hans Hubermann from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

the book thief

Daniel LeBlanc from All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

all the light we cannot see

Tom Oakley from Godnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

goodnight mr tom

Joe Gargery from Great Expectation by Charles Dickens (Amazon UK/ Amazon US)

great expectations



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