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About the book
  • Published: 10 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473577251
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse




A reminder of what truly matters, 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 reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times.

Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too.

The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos.

'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis

  • Pub date: 10 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781473577251
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Author

Charlie Mackesy

Artist Charlie Mackesy was born during a snowy winter in Northumberland. He 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 lithograph project, ‘The United States’. 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 two dogs.


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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