Polly Next was born in 1920[1]. She married Mycroft in 1938, and they had two children: Orville and Wilbur Next. She was just as intelligent as Mycroft, and became his assistant after the previous one, Owens, was killed by one of the inventions which formed a giant meringue around him, cutting off his air.

Unfortunately, neither of their sons inherited the intelligence that they shared, but their great-niece, Tuesday Next, did.

In The Eyre Affair, she was trapped inside the Wordsworth poem I Wanderered Lonely As a Cloud by Acheron Hades when she journeyed inside using the Prose Portal that her husband had invented.


Polly appears in the following works:


  1. From the official Thursday Next family tree