Summer Book

Jansson, Tove

£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.

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Publish Date: 29/05/2003

Description

‘Rereading it now, in lockdown, this book feels like a survival guide.’ Melissa Harrison, The Guardian’The Summer Book’s limpid style belies a deep psychological subtlety. It’s about how people can live close together for months with tact and grace, and about how rich and rewarding even a small world can be.’ Melissa Harrison, The Guardian’The Summer Book is a marvellously uplifting read, full of gentle humour and wisdom.’ Daily TelegraphThe Worldwide Classic about a tiny island and larger love.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 Jansson captured 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.

Additional information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 198 × 130 × 15 mm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

172

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

839.7374 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K