Hermione Granger

From ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ (1997) by J K Rowling

No list of geeks would be complete without Hermione Granger. She loves her books and she ain’t afraid to show it - in fact, her encyclopedic knowledge of magic comes in pretty handy during numerous scrapes with He Who Must Not Be Named.

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Arthur Dent

From ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ (1979) by Douglas Adams

If there was ever a nerd bible, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ is it. Arthur Dent might be a bit hapless as a hero, but he also styles out the whole series in his dressing gown.

Lisbeth Salander

From ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ (2005) by Steig Larsson

Lisbeth does not care what people think: from her severe haircut, to her tattoos and her unbelievable computer hacking skills, this is one nerd who definitely makes geek look chic.

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Sherlock Holmes

From ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock is a brain-box and he makes sure the world knows it. With an amazing ability to deduce mysteries from the tiniest of clues, Sherlock never apologises for who he is, but instead uses his abilities to their full potential.

Matilda Wormwood

From ‘Matilda’ (1988) by Roald Dahl

Of course, who could forget everyone’s favourite child prodigy, Matilda. Even though her parents don’t appreciate her, Matilda embraces her unique self and never changes who she is to fit in.

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