Interviews where books by Hergé were recommended
The Sorrow of Belgium
by Hugo Claus
Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980
by Guy Vanthemsche
King Ottokar’s Sceptre
The Legacy of Nazi Occupation: Patriotic Memory and National Recovery in Western Europe, 1945-1965
by Pieter Lagrou
Souvenirs Pieux (Dear Departed)
by Marguerite Yourcenar
The adventures of Tintin are some of the bestselling books of all time, translated from French into languages across the globe, and still in bookshops nearly a century since they first started being published. Their stories, their humour, their characters continue to delight. Here, Tintinologist Michael Farr explains why the Tintin books have such enduring appeal and how their creator, Hergé, came to write them.
“And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?” Eight-year-old Helen feels the same. Here she tells us why reading graphic novels is fun, relaxing and definitely not for babies – and recommends her current five favourites.