Donald Duck is portrayed as an everyman who has just received his weekly pay. He is met by two physical manifestations of his personality — the classic “good angel on one shoulder, bad devil on the other shoulder” dilemma common to cartoons of the time.
Treating history as a fabric woven from personal stories, Torill Kove follows a thread of family history, embroidering it with playful twists along the way. In My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts, she imaginatively renders her grandmother’s life and work in Oslo, especially during World War II.
Roland, an idler living on the Left Bank in Paris, is determined to inflict a terrible revenge on his friend Arthur, after the latter subjected him to a harmless joke. He engages the services of the seductive Ambroisine, who pretends to fall in love with Arthur.