A Winter Book: Selected Stories

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Sort Of, 2006 - Autobiographical fiction, Swedish - 208 pages
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Following the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Summer Book, here is A Winter Book collection of some of Tove Jansson's best loved and most famous stories. Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the twentieth century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and home truths. It has been selected and is introduced by Ali Smith.A Winter Book features 13 stories from Tove Jansson's first book for adults,The Sculptor's Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her most cherished later stories (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and published here for the first time.

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User Review  - Michelle Bailat-Jones - Goodreads

This is a beautiful collection of winter writing by Jansson - all of her unique perspectives, approaches and voices are on display. Thoroughly enjoyable, easy to pick up and put down and read slowly. It is not as satisfying as The Summer Book, which is, to me, a perfect and stunning book. Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

"The further from it we went, the more I realised that seen from the sea it was nothing but an extremely boring strip of Finnish coastline, which no one else would ever be the least bit interested in ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

The writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which have been published in thirty-five languages. The Summer Book, also published by Sort of Books, was one of ten titles that she wrote for adults.

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