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.

Tove Jansson—The Summer Book

  • 9780954221713