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About the book
  • Published: 10 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473571686
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse




A reminder of what truly matter, as told through the adventures of four beloved friends. Based on Charlie's daily Instagram. For fans of Winnie-the-pooh's Little Book of Wisdom.

A book of hope for uncertain times.

Enter the world of Charlie's four characters and unlikely friends - the boy, the horse, the fox and the mole - discover their touching story, and their most poignant and universal life lessons, through Charlie's thoughtful illustrations and captions.

'The world needs Charlie’s work right now.' Miranda Hart

The book will include new, previously unseen and Charlie's most loved illustrations.

‘My hope is that the book goes some way to helping people live more courageously, more honestly and with more love for themselves and others.’ Charlie Mackesy

  • Pub date: 10 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473571686
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Author

Charlie Mackesy

Artist Charlie Mackesy has been a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. He has collaborated with Richard Curtis for Comic Relief, and Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, ‘The Unity Series’. His first exhibition for the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse was in London in November 2018. Charlie lives in South London with his dog.


Praise for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

“Pure Joy”

London Evening Standard

“You will not be able to buy a more beautiful book for Christmas for somebody you love”

Chris Evans

“A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart.”

Richard Curtis

“Simply, the world needs Charlie's work right now.”

Miranda Hart

“The world that I am required to inhabit is this one, but the world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

“Love, friendship and kindness - this book speaks a universal language of the heart.”

Bear Grylls

“You will not be able to buy a more beautiful book for Christmas for somebody you love.”

Chris Evans


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Q&A
The artist on his inspiration for The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse​.

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