- Malcolm Polstead: "Where's Dad?"
- Brenda Polstead: "On the roof, signalling to Mars. Where d'you think?"
- — La Belle Sauvage
Brenda Polstead was the mother of Malcolm Polstead and wife of Reg Polstead. Her dæmon was a badger named Kerin who was describe as gruff and tolerant. Brenda worked in the kitchens of The Trout Inn and cooked up a great joint daily. Brenda was also quite sarcastic, responding to some of Malcolm's questions with sarcasm. Her dæmon rarely spoke, he would normally stay in his bed in the corner of the kitchen.