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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I must admit, I don't read many books by Finnish writers, but I'm am very glad I picked this one up and began my northern literary adventure. Jansson is a well-known writer and illustrator of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pamela Scott - Goodreads

A Winter Book is a lovely collection of stories. I'd never heard of the author before and was surprised to discover she created the Moomins. I loved them when I was very small and they scared me as ... 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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