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Tintin And Co.

Michael Farr

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The perfect book to celebrate Herge's centenary. It provides a remarkable insight into the fictional world of Tintin and into the real world time in which Herge was writing. Covering the main characters - Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Thomson and Thompson and Bianca Castafiore – as well as the lesser-known ones, this title is guaranteed to be a success with fans of the quiff-headed journalist. Definitely something to be read in front of a warm fire, in a big comfortable settee by longstanding aficionados as well as a wonderful introduction to a new generation of potential devotees.

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Synopsis

Tintin And Co. by Michael Farr

"Tintin & Co." is the perfect book to celebrate Herge's centenary. Michael Farr has written numerous books on Tintin and Herge as well as translating several others into English. His writing style is engaging and easy to read, with several moments of shared humour as readers will recall their favourite moments from the stories. Illustrations, facts and Herge's early sketches provide a remarkable insight into the fictional world of Tintin and into the real world time in which Herge was writing. As well as covering the main characters - Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Thomson and Thompson and Bianca Castafiore - this book also includes chapters on the Arab princeling Abdullah, chess-loving General Alcazar, the villainous Doctor Mueller, Tintin's mortal enemy Rastapopoulous, the insurance salesman Joylon Wagg who is always turning up at unexpected moments and the orphan Tchang. This title is guaranteed to be a success with fans of the quiff-headed journalist - definitely something to read in front of a warm fire, in a big comfortable settee.

About the Author

Michael Farr was born in 1953 in Paris to an Austrian-Czech mother and British father. He became a reporter, first for Reuters and then the Daily Telegraph, travelling around the world. After meeting Hergé, Farr started writing books about him, and became one of the world's greatest Tintinologists, gaining access to the files and material Hergé had used in developing the Tintin stories. In 2002 Farr was interviewed on BBC News in a section on the Tintin exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He appeared in 2003 in the film documentary, Tintin and I. He now lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Farr is bilingual in English and French. He wrote a French version of Tintin The Complete Companion at the same time as he wrote the English version.

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Format

Hardback

Author

Michael Farr
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Publisher

Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

3rd September 2007

ISBN

9781405232647

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