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The Summer Book
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The Summer Book (Paperback)

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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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Sort of Books Publication Date: 29/05/2003 ISBN-13: 9780954221713  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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The writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the Moomin children's stories, which have been published in 35 languages. The Summer Book was one of ten novels she wrote for adults. It is regarded as a modern classic throughout Scandinavia.

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A quiet book, my mum didn't seem to enjoy it as much as the people I heard review it on the radio.

- 28/01/2013
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