A Winter Book: Selected Stories

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Sort Of, 2006 - Autobiographical fiction, Swedish - 208 pages
22 Reviews
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  - Lucy Carter - Goodreads

Philip Pullman described Tove Jansson as a being composed equally of woman, nature, spirit, sea ...(and Moomin). This collection is just full of simple moments and wisdom from her childhood and old ... Read full review

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User Review  - kari - Goodreads

This collection was meant to be representative for Jansson's stories in different periods of her life, and while it serves that purpose, I'm not fully convinced of making a patchwork like this and ... 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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