The Summer Book

The Summer Book

Paperback (29 May 2003) | English

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Bookseller Ray says "Genre defying, philosophical,a sweet and lovely affirmation of life. Jansson brings a gentle creativity into the world that we all need."

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780954221713
Publisher: Sort of Books
Imprint: Sort Of Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.7374
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 5377
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 206g
Height: 199mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 12mm