Also accompanying some of the holidays will be Michael Farr, Britains leading expert on all things Tintin and Hergé.
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Educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied Fine Art, Michael Farr became a reporter and foreign correspondent for Reuters and then the Daily Telegraph. He was soon sent to many of the destinations familiar to Tintin, including Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. When based in Brussels, he became acquainted with the creator of Tintin, Hergé,and was later to have access to his extensive archives. Michael worked on the first Tintin exhibition to be held in Britain, at the Chelsea Town Hall for the reporter’s 60th anniversary in 1989, and has since become Britain’s leading Tintinologist, writing and translating numerous books on Tintin and Hergé, including his best-selling Tintin: The Complete Companion. He is regularly invited to speak about Tintin at schools and institutions, which have included the Royal Geographical Society, the National Maritime Museum, Cambridge University and the Reform Club, as well as at arts and literary festivals in Britain and a road. He frequently talks about Tintin on radio and television and participated in the documentary Tintin et Moi (Tintin and I). On other subjects, he has written Vanishing Borders: The Rediscovery of Eastern Germany, Poland and Bohemia, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook award, and Berlin! Berlin! Its Culture, Its Times