Fair play: a novel

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Sort Of, Jun 5, 2007 - Fiction - 127 pages
11 Reviews
'so what can happen when Tove Jansson turns her attention to her own favourite subjects, love and work, in the form of this novel about two women, lifelong partners and friends? Expect something philosophically calm - and discreetly radical. At first sight it looks autobiographical. Like everything Jansson wrote, it's much more than it seems . . . Fair Play is very fine art . ' (Ali Smith from the introduction to Fair Play)

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

This book feels so incredibly real. The two main characters don't feel like characters. This might actually be more of an autobiography(as the lives of Mari and Jonna seem quite similar to those of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Lampard - Goodreads

[Spoiler at the end] A book about love tender, eccentric and fiercely independent. It feels a privilege to read it. Esther Freud. I wish I'd written those lines; they say it all. What a beautiful ... Read full review


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About the author (2007)

The writer and artist Tove Jansson is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which have been published in thirty-five languages. Fair Play, written when she was 75 years old, was one of ten novels that she wrote for adults. This is the first time it has been published in English.

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