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Summer Book by Tove Jansson



ISBN: 9780954221713 Category: Tags: , , ,


An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other’s fears whims and yearnings a fierce yet understated love emerges – one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself. Written in a clear unsentimental style full of brusque humour and wisdom The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story.Tove Janssoncaptured much of her own life and spirit in the book which was her favourite of her adult novels. This new edition with a Foreword by Esther Freud sees the return of a European literary gem – fresh authentic and deeply humane.

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Weight 200 g
Dimensions 198 × 130 × 15 mm
Attribute Value 1


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