By Tove Jansson
Following the commonly acclaimed and bestselling The summer season booklet, here's a wintry weather ebook selection of a few of Tove Jansson's top enjoyed and most famed tales. Drawn from early life and older age, and spanning many of the 20th century, this newly translated choice presents an exciting show off of the good Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and residential truths. it's been chosen and is brought by means of Ali Smith. The iciness ebook positive factors thirteen tales from Tove Jansson's first publication 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 right here for the 1st time.
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