Mommie Dearest

10 of the worst mothers in literature

Mums drive us all crazy now and then, but these mothers - suggested by our Facebook followers - take bungling parenthood to a whole new level. Read a few, and then call your parents and tell them how much you love them.

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1. Lolita

Vladimir Nabokov
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2. Medea

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7. Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte
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9. Gone with the Wind

Margaret Mitchell
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10. His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust