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His world is turned upside down when it collides with the world of Veturlia, abode of elves who make exquisite Christmas gifts for humans. Veturlia s annual delivery is under threat from a human infiltrator, a disillusioned spell-casting Sylthastrean and their band of evil grawkins.
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Why do they want the pipe and how will its safekeeping win the battle to save Christmas? Tigy, however, had a great deal of trouble with the language and pined for a return to Europe.
In the meantime, Simenon had met Denyse Ouimet, a woman seventeen years his junior. After resolving numerous legal difficulties, Simenon and Tigy were divorced in Simenon and Denyse Ouimet were then married in Reno , Nevada in and eventually had three children, Johnny born in , Marie-Jo born in and Pierre born in In accordance with the divorce agreement, Tigy continued to live in close proximity to Simenon and their son Marc, an arrangement that continued until they all returned to Europe in Although he never resided in Belgium after , he remained a Belgian citizen throughout his life.
After living in a rented house in Echandens , in he purchased a property in Epalinges , north of Lausanne , where he had an enormous house constructed to his own design. Simenon and Denyse Ouimet separated definitively in Teresa, who had been hired by Simenon as a housekeeper in , had by this time become romantically involved with him and remained his companion for the rest of his life.
His long-troubled daughter Marie-Jo committed suicide in Paris in at the age of 25,  an event that darkened Simenon's later years.
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Simenon underwent surgery for a brain tumor in and made a good recovery. In subsequent years however, his health worsened. He gave his last televised interview in December Georges Simenon died in his sleep of natural causes on the night of the 4 September in Lausanne. Simenon left such a legacy that he was honored with a silver commemorative coin: The obverse side shows his portrait. In he said he had had sex with 10, women in the 61 years since his 13th birthday.
Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly novels, over novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about million copies of his works have been printed.
He is best known, however, for his 75 novels and 28 short stories featuring Commissaire Maigret. The first novel in the series, Pietr-le-Letton , was serialized in and appeared in book form in ;  the last one, Maigret and Monsieur Charles , was published in The Maigret novels were translated into all major languages and several of them were turned into films and radio plays.
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Three television series —63 , —93 and , have been made in Great Britain the first with Rupert Davies in the title role, the second with Michael Gambon and the third with Rowan Atkinson , one in Italy in four different seasons for a total of 36 episodes —72 starring Gino Cervi and two in France: In the Flemish version, he ended 77th place.
In the Walloon version, he ended 10th place. Simenon's work has been widely adapted to cinema and television. He is credited on at least productions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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