A Winter Book: Selected Stories

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Sort Of, 2006 - Autobiographical fiction, Swedish - 208 pages
55 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  - Sarah Tipper - Goodreads

This was a beautiful book, with tales about being both young and old. There were lots of tales about boats. It paints a wonderful picture of life in Finland. My favourite of the stories was called ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carole Leslie - Goodreads

Beautifully written stories which so accurately describe the bleakness and realities of a harsh Scandinavian winter.A joy to read. 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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