Tintin: Hergé and His Creation

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2011 - Cartoonists - 326 pages
The little black-and-white cartoon figure of 'Tintin' first appeared in Belgium in 1929 in a Catholic newspaper where his creator, Herge, worked. Harry Thompson looks at the story of Herge, of 'Tintin' and his origins, and beyond to when President de Gaulle could call 'Tintin' 'his only rival'.

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An enjoyable and pacy romp through the highlights of Tintin and Hergé's intertwined lives. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Harry Thompson is the inventor and editor of many TV comedy series including Have I Got News For You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks. He is the author of acclaimed bestsellers, including Peter Cook: A Biography. His most recent book is a historical novel, This Thing of Darkness. He worked as a producer at Talkback TV and in his spare time ran an infamous cricket team, the Captain Scott XI. He died in November 2005.

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