Feature: Pippi Longstocking for the Telegraph / by Susanna Forrest

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If Pippi met Voldemort she'd make mincemeat of him and then, because she's a generous, forgiving soul, sit him down and feed him ginger snaps.

This year she turns 62 (although she's forever nine) and it will be 100 years since her creator, Astrid Lindgren, was born in a small town called Vimmerby in southern Sweden.

For the Telegraph. (29th September 2007)