Mycroft Next is the husband of Polly Next, and the father of Orville and Wilbur Next. He is the brother of Colonel Next, and so the uncle of Thursday, Joffy and Anton. He is an inventor, and invented among other things the Prose Portal. By the time of the fifth book, First Among Sequels he had died, but he came back temporarily as a ghost to tell Thursday where he had left the recipe for unscrambled eggs (in the poem The Wreck of the Hesperus).
In the books Edit
Mycroft appears in the following works:
- The Eyre Affair, Thursday Next series, volume 1
- Lost in a Good Book, Thursday Next series, volume 2
- Something Rotten, Thursday Next series, volume 4
- First Among Sequels, Thursday Next series, volume 5