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Posy Simmonds: 'French women have good handbags, English women have udders'

She's known for sending up the country set, London literary types and everyone in between: no British stereotype escapes the satirical pen of Posy Simmonds.

Her comic strips have been a staple in the UK daily press for decades; her graphic novels "Tamara Drewe" and "Gemma Bovery" applauded for their crossover to the big screen. A respected artist on the other side of the channel, Posy Simmonds is now heading up the jury at France's foremost festival of comics and graphic arts in Angoulême. France 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear went to meet her.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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2017-12-08 culture

'Whose Streets?': On the frontline of Ferguson

An unflinching tale told by the activists and leaders on the frontlines of a battle not just for civil rights but the right to live. "Whose Streets?" takes us behind the...

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2017-12-07 culture

Alsarah: East African retro pop

The reigning queen of East African retro pop: Nubian-Sudanese-American singer Alsarah folds the heart of old and new African musical traditions into the soul of Arabic rhythms....

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2017-12-06 culture

Who was the 'French Elvis,' Johnny Hallyday?

As France’s airwaves and news headlines are wall to wall with tributes and reactions to the death of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, FRANCE 24’s culture experts look back at his...

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2017-12-05 culture

Ibrahim Maalouf tips his hat to iconic singer 'Dalida'

He’s brought the brass section to the front of the stage: Ibrahim Maalouf is a multi-award winning instrumentalist who’s fused jazz, oriental sounds, funk and classical music...

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