A Winter Book

A Winter Book: Selected Stories

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/11/2006
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A Winter Book
A Winter Book
This long-awaited collection of short stories for grown-ups (by the creator of the Moomin books for children) is as fresh and beautiful as newly fallen sno... READ MORE
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds


Following the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Summer Book, here is A Winter Book collection of some of Tove Jansson's best loved and most famous stories. Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the twentieth century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer's prose, scattered with insights and home truths. It has been selected and is introduced by Ali Smith. A Winter Book features 13 stories from Tove Jansson's first book for adults,The Sculptor's Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her most cherished later stories (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and published here for the first time.

  • Publisher: Sort of Books
  • ISBN: 9780954899523
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 20 mm

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A Winter Book
Remarkably descriptive
I hadn’t heard of Jansson prior to buying this collection of short stories, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity ... READ MORE
Joy Finlayson
A Winter Book
A Winter Book
A Winter Book is a collection of short stories, many of them about the sea, or about living by the sea. The book is in three sections. The first two contai... READ MORE
Kate Sutcliffe