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Astrid Lindgren Centre

No, she had certainly never thought of herself as a museum piece! But to mark her 91st birthday on 14 November 1998 the doors opened at the Astrid Lindgren Centre and visitors were immediately transported back to the turn of the century when Astrid was a little girl who sat on her grandmother¹s knee in the kitchen at Näs.
Astrid Lindgren died peacefully in her home Monday 28th of January 2002, at 10:30AM. The burial ceremony took place in Stockholm on March the 8th. A white horse followed the carriage through the streets of Stockholm. Thousands and thousands of people gathered to show Astrid the last honour. The ceremony was shown on Swedish TV. The actual grave will be in Vimmerby.
Safe journey to Nangiala, Astrid! We'll miss you!
Astrid wasn't afraid of dying. "I don't mind dying, I'll gladly do that, but not right now, I need to clean the house first", she once said in an interview.
Astrid was born on November the 14th 1907. In November 2001 she was asked what she wanted for her 94th birthday. "Peace on earth and nice clothes" she replied, with a giggle.
They were written for children of all ages, and I'm still a child in my heart:).
Lindgren has written over 80 books, which have been translated into 76 languages and sold nearly 80 million copies.

  • Last visit to Sweden: Jul 1999
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