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.