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The Summer Book - Tove Jansson

The Summer Book - Tove Jansson

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An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. Gradually, the two learn to adjust to each other's fears, whims and yearnings for independence, and that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the island itself, with its mossy rocks, windswept firs and unpredictable seas. 

Full of brusque humour and wisdom, The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story. Tove Jansson capture much of her own experience and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of the novels she wrote for adults. 

Personally this is one of my all time favourite books, it captures you immediately and transports you to a summer island away from the modern life. It is funny and heart warming.

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Size: 19.6 x 13.2 cm  
Pages: 160

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