From Cruella De Vil to Moriarty, from Bill Sikes to Voldemort there have been hundreds of villains that readers have enjoyed hating. But which one is the ultimate baddie?
With the help of several Children's Books Experts, Bloomsbury has drawn up a list of 40 of those most vile villains.
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