Tam Sventon

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Tam Sventon
First appearance Ture Sventon, privatdetektiv (1948)
Last appearance Ture Sventon i Venedig (1973)
Created by Åke Holmberg
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Gender male
Occupation private investigator
Nationality Swedish

Tam Sventon (Swedish: Ture Sventon) is a fictional private detective based in Stockholm, the main character in nine well-known Swedish children's books written by Åke Holmberg between 1948 and 1973. He is characterized by eating semlas, not being able to pronounce "s" in many situations (for instance, he says "temla" instead of "semla"), and riding on a flying carpet.

Several of the books were translated into English by Lilian Seaton. In the English versions, semlas are replaced by hot cross buns.

The books[edit]

  • Ture Sventon, privatdetektiv (1948), English: Tam Sventon, Private Detective
  • Ture Sventon i öknen (1949), English: Tam Sventon, Desert Detective
  • Ture Sventon i London (1950)
  • Ture Sventon i Paris (1953)
  • Ture Sventon i Stockholm (1954), English: Tam Sventon and the Silver-Plate Gang
  • Ture Sventon och Isabella (1955)
  • Ture Sventon i spökhuset (1965)
  • Ture Sventon i varuhuset (1968), English: Tam Sventon and Discovery P3X
  • Ture Sventon i Venedig (1973)

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