The Summer Book

£9.99

‘The Summer Book’ is a fresh, vivid and magical novel about seemingly endless summers of discovery. An elderly artist and her six-year-old granddaughter while away the summer together, on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland, their solitude disturbed only by migrating birds and sudden storms.

ISBN: 9780954221713 Author: Jansson,, Jansson, Tove Publisher: Sort Of Books Publication Date: 29th May 2003 Imprint: Sort Of Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 839.7374 (edition:21) Pages: 172 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other’s fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges – one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself.Written in a clear, unsentimental style, full of brusque humour, and wisdom, The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story.Tove Janssoncaptured much of her own life and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of her adult novels. This new edition, with a Foreword by Esther Freud, sees the return of a European literary gem – fresh, authentic and deeply humane.

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