Favourite picks from the staff team at Arnolfini available to buy from the Arnolfini Bookshop.
A Winter Book
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Tove Jansson, the Moomin creator, also wrote ten books of fiction for adults, including novels, short story collections and memoir writing. This publication brings together some of her short stories that have been rarely seen in English before.
A Winter Book includes tales from her first short story collection for adults, Sculptor’s Daughter, and a variety of others – one called Correspondence is a transformation of letters Jansson received from a fan into a short story about youth and connection. Many have semi-autobiographical aspects to them and all are woven into spell-binding stories taking us through childhood, holidays and later life.
With an introduction by Ali Smith, who describes how Jansson’s writing ‘celebrates the endless, unstoppable, good-natured force of the imagination’, this is a book to be enjoyed in one sitting but picked up time and time again.
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