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Review: A Winter Book by Tove Jansson | The Fountain
Creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson is known universally as a writer of children’s books, but should you delve deeper into her back catalogue, you will find the most semi-autobiographical fiction that will boost your vitamin D levels by tenfold. A Winter Book is no disappointment, as she gives you a wonderfully human insight to relationships across generations and her authentic love for the Nordic sea. As Ali Smith wrote in the introduction of this compilation of short stories, “written with such a lightness of touch that it seems miraculous, these stories are a further revelation of Tove Jansson’s heart warming genius.”