The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (SoB)

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (SoB)

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A CLASSIC – AND A BESTSELLER (100,00 COPIES IN THE UK) 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 Jansson captured 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.

160PP ORIGINAL PAPERBACK WITH FLAPS 
ISBN: 978-0954221713
TRANSLATED FROM SWEDISH BY THOMAS TEAL