The Summer Book

December 14, 2011|
The Summer Book
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'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 Worldwide Classic about a tiny island and larger love.

‘The Summer Book is a marvellously uplifting read, full of gentle humour and wisdom.’ Daily Telegraph

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. New and beautifully presented edition of a Scandinavian literary classic by Finland's most translated author should appeal to all ages dissolving boundaries between fiction, biography and travel.

Title:The Summer BookFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:14 décembre 2011Publisher:Sort Of BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1908745193

ISBN - 13:9781908745194

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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