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Is this the best cheese shop in London?

My friend Alice is in love with a Frenchman who runs a Portobello Road cheese stall. ‘I’m very worried,’ she says, ‘that whenever I buy cheese from him in my schoolgirl French I confuse… 742 more words

Food & Drink

alphabet soup: an exercise in flapdoodle

Prelude to the Redheaded Rigmarole of Anne Shirley and Pippi Longstocking

The southern zephyr caused The Lachrymose Chameleon, the boat Marilla gave to Anne for her 15th birthday, to… 375 more words


Lotta's Christmas Surprise by Astrid Lindgren


Astrid Lindgren’s Lotta is a character every bit as strong as Pippi Longstocking, if not in body, then in sheer wilfulness. Think of her as a Swedish cousin of My Naughty Little Sister, or Lauren Child’s Lola (whose best friend is perhaps un-coincidentally also called Lotta). 318 more words

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Christmas countdown: Days 1-3

The first book you remember/read

It’s actually a really good question. I do know that I read this really tiny short childrens books as a child, but cannot for the life of me remember their names. 239 more words

Christmas Countdown

Gable Reviews Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

I was expecting this book to be very lame at first, but it was actually quite interesting. Pippi Longstocking was a very unique and interesting character, although she was occasionally a bit weird at times, that’s what made her so interesting. 81 more words

Book Review

Pippi-heads, unite and take over

The internet is a strange thing. It can bring you a new life or an old book over the ocean. And neither you can see coming. 472 more words
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Five Cool Facts about Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking and many other timeless children’s classics, was born today, 14 November 1907, in Sweden. Here are some things you may not  know about her. 261 more words

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