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A royal Pippi Longstocking in progress

The first book about Pippi Longstocking was released 70 years ago this year. Growing up in Sweden Astrid Lindgren is a big part of your life. 156 more words


I had a mother who read to me

I’ve been waiting all week for today: it’s National Readathon Day! (“Or,” said my son the bibliophile, “as I call it, ‘Saturday.’”)

The idea is that we should all spend from noon until 4 p.m. 1,262 more words

Drawn & Quarterly's publishing success story

“Two hundred thousand. That’s a serious number.”

Tom Devlin, creative director at Montreal comics publisher Drawn & Quarterly, is talking at his desk in the company’s bustling open-plan office on the eighth floor of a well-appointed converted warehouse in the industrial zone by the tracks just north of Mile End. 1,940 more words


the habit of falling for jerks

I haven´t read Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, but I just read All Men Are Jerks – Until Proven Otherwise by Daylle Deanna Schwartz (15th Anniversary Edition, 2013). 401 more words


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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