A Winter Book: Selected Stories by Tove Jansson by Tove Jansson
By Tove Jansson
Following the generally acclaimed and bestselling The summer time booklet, here's a wintry weather e-book selection of a few of Tove Jansson's top enjoyed and most renowned tales. Drawn from early life and older age, and spanning lots of the 20th century, this newly translated choice offers an exciting show off of the nice Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and residential truths. it's been chosen and is brought through Ali Smith. The iciness publication positive factors thirteen tales from Tove Jansson's first publication for adults, The Sculptor's Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her so much adored later tales (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and released the following for the 1st time.
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