By Tove Jansson
Translated from the Swedish through Kingsley Hart, Silvester Mazzarella and David McDuff.
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Following the generally acclaimed and bestselling The summer season booklet, here's a iciness e-book choice of a few of Tove Jansson’s top enjoyed and most famed tales. Drawn from early life and older age, and spanning lots of the 20th century, this newly translated choice offers an exciting exhibit of the nice Finnish writer’s prose, scattered with insights and residential truths. it's been chosen and is brought by way of Ali Smith. The iciness ebook beneficial properties thirteen tales from Tove Jansson’s first booklet for adults, The Sculptor’s Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her so much loved later tales (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and released the following for the 1st time. With afterwords via Philip Pullman, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Esther Freud.
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A Winter Book: Selected Stories by Tove Jansson