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Melody Shaw

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Melody Shaw is a freelance German-English translator who never quite got over her own children growing up and no longer needing a bedtime story. She lives in Suffolk, UK, where she blogs sporadically on literature in translation at

When she grows up, she wants to be Granny Hilde (or better still, her own friend Freda, 101 going on 17, who at Granny Hilde’s age would launch herself down a zip line whenever the adults’ backs were turned).

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