My young nephew in Australia was talking to me about his favourite comic, Tintin, created by the Belgian author and illustrator Hergé, and was very surprised to learn that a château near our house in Blois – Cheverny – was the “model” for Marlinspike Hall (Moulinsart in French), Captain Haddock’s residence.
Mon jeune neveu en Australie me parlait de sa bande dessinée préférée, Tintin, créée par l’auteur et illustrateur belge, Hergé ; il était étonné d’apprendre qu’un château tout près de chez nous – Cheverny – fut le modèle château de Moulinsart (Marlinspike Hall en anglais), la résidence du Capitaine Haddock.
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That series has, of course, made it over here, but not in as big a way as in Europe.
That is why I was surprised my nephew knew about it. I’m sending him a T-shirt for his birthday. He’s thrilled!
I really didn’t understand about Tin Tin until I recently saw the move “The Secret of the Unicorn” (on DVD). I didn’t think I would like it, but it was fabulous.
That’s interesting. I’ve never been that keen either. I’ll have to look out for the DVD!