Sculptor's Daughter

Sculptor's Daughter

by Tove Jansson

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 07/11/2013

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Tove Jansson's first book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Presented with images from her family archive, Sculptor's Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. 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 (translated by Kingsley Hart) was the first, published in 1968.

ISBN:
9781908745347
9781908745347
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
07-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
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Tove Jansson

The Finnish artist and author Tove Jansson (1914-2001) wrote and illustrated her first Moomin story, The Moomins and the Great Flood, in 1945 as a form of escape from the dark shadows of war.

By 1962, when Tales From Moominvalley was published her books had become world famous. The eight Moomin titles would be translated into over fifty languages and remain in print for the next six decades.

Tove Jansson lived in Helsinki and a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland which she shared with her life partner, the graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietila.

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