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BLISTERING BARNACLES: AN A-Z OF THE RANTS, RAMBLES AND RAGES OF CAPTAIN HADDOCK

764.15

It’s 80 year since fans of The Adventures of Tintin first fell in love with the irascible Captain Haddock and his array of comical insults. From ‘blistering barnacles’ to ‘thundering typhoons’, via more obscure insults like ‘bashi-bazouks’, ‘freshwateer swabs’, ‘sea-gherkins’, and ‘ectoplasm’, there is no chartacter in literature with a more exuberant and idiosyncratic repertoire.

This collection explores the meaning and origin of the captain’s curses and is an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the fine are of insult-with creative and colourful results!

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Weight 310 g
ISBN

9780008497354

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Hardbound

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Recommended Age