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Sculptor's Daughter
Author: Tove Jansson

ISBN: 9781908745491
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5
Description:
Published to mark the centenary of Tove Jansson's birth (1914), introduced by Ali Smith.

Tove Jansson's first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the nineteen tens and twenties. Described as both a memoir and 'a book of superb stories' by Ali Smith, her startlingly evocative prose offers a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. With rare images from the Jansson family archive, it makes a perfect gift.

About the Author

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the much loved Moomin stories for children. However, in her fifties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing a dozen novels and story collections. Sculptor's Daughter was the first, in 1968, followed by The Listener, three years later, which will be published by June 2014.

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