The Summer Book
by Tove Jansson
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An old artist and six-year-old girl is immediately a summer together on a small island in the Gulf of FinlandAs the two learn to adapt to each other’s fears, whims and desires, a fierce but sober love emerges one that not only understands the summer inhabitants, but the island itselfWritten in a clear language, sentimental style, full of brusque humour and wisdom, Summer is a deeply affirming Book of Life HistoryTove Janssoncaptured much of his own life and spirit in the book, which was his favourite of his adult novelsThis new edition, with a Preface by Esther Freud, sees the return of a European literary gem – fresh, authentic and deeply humanistic.
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