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Friday, April 10, 2009


I am now the proud owner of something I used to own many years ago and now have bought again; all 24 25 books in Hergé's series The Adventures of Tintin. I used to own them all back in the day when a trip down to Pilot (now renamed the Tintin Shop) in Floral Street was a weekly pilgrimage. Sadly I lost them somewhere along the way so I wanted to replace them.

Amazon was my port of call having decided to buy the paperback versions rather than the hardcovers. OK, they may not last me as long but it's the flexible covers that tickle by nostalgia nerves the most - and they were cheaper.

I've always loved the Tintin books but perhaps have an even fonder recollection of the five minute Saturday morning cartoons Hergé's Adventures of Tintin and can still hear in my head the booming voice announcing, "HERG-AYE'S ADVENT-URES OF TIN! TIN!"

So for the next month or so I intend to submerge myself in Herge's world of the alcoholic Captain Haddock, the absent-minded Professor Cuthbert Calculus, the bumbling Thomson and Thompson, the diva Bianca Castafiore and of course the white fox-terrier Snowy and Tintin himself.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:49 am

    and get ready for the film - daniel craig as captain haddock, simon pegg and nick frost as the thompsons, and the bloke from billy elliott as tintin


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