Nadezhda Przolwamiczenkof is the castle cook.
For obvious reasons she allows everyone to call
her Mrs Kof. She is huge, bald, incredibly muscular ...
and never wears anything on her feet!

She wore a vast, shapeless, sludge-coloured
smock, and a plain white apron. Her face was as
rough and red as a brick, and her arms and legs
were bare, incredibly muscular and slightly hairy;
her feet were bare too, and were the biggest feet
Justin had ever seen. As she plodded round the
kitchen she left damp, sweaty footprints on the
tiles, like the glistening trail of a gigantic slug.