Men in the Mirror

There is a new exhibition opening at Wakefield Museum on Saturday 26th October. It’s called ‘Men in the Mirror’ and it’s all about men’s hair and the history of its grooming. To celebrate this, here are some famous (or infamous) literary hairs. How many of them can you name? (answers in the comments, no cheating!)

Big Beard Category:
Whitman Tolstoy Hemingway

Modern Beard Category:

Rushdie Martin Faulks

Interesting Moustache Category:

Twain Orwell Conan Doyle

Truly Horrible Category:

Thoreau Melville Ibsen Dickens

Finally, the best beard in poetry courtesy of Edward Lear:

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, ‘It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!’


Posted on October 25, 2013, in Authors, Events, What's On. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Big Beards are Walt Whitman, Tolstoy and Hemingway. The Moderns are Salman Rushdie, George R.R. Martin and Sebastian Faulks. The’ taches belong to Mark Twain, George Orwell and Arthur Conan Doyle and guilty men in the horrible beards category are Thoreau, Herman Melville, Ibsen and Dickens- sorry Mr Dickens, wonderful books, terrible beard.

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