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The Castafiore Emerald (The Adventures of Tintin #21)




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The Castafiore Emerald (The Adventures of Tintin #21) by Herge
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Captain Haddock is enjoying life on his Marlinspike Hall estate. He loves to walk through the grounds with his friend Tintin. The gypsies, who have been forced to live in a rubbish dump, aren't having such a great time, so the Captain invites them to camp on his estate. It's no trouble, and there's room for everyone. Or so he thinks. Trouble comes when opera singer Bianca Castafiore (first seen in "King Ottokar's Sceptre") comes and pays the Captain a visit. Captain Haddock sprains his ankle on a broken step, and is confined to a wheelchair. People keep calling up the house, thinking it's the butchers. Journalists swarm in, hungry for gossip and scandal. Ms Castafiore sings loudly and smothers the Captain, asking him to dress properly and comb his hair. Mr Wagg adds to the tension, coming to discuss insurance. A television crew come in, the gossip gets worse and finally the Castafiore Emerald, Bianca's prized possession is stolen. Tintin decides to try and find the culprit. The detectives Thomson and Thompson think it's the gypsies, but it could have been one of the freelance journalists. Mr Wagner, Bianca's pianist, has been acting strangely too. Will all things work out right?
Release date NZ
March 29th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
full colour illustrations
Egmont Books Ltd
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