Reviews

  • “The phrase ‘less is more’ might have been coined specifically for an aesthetic practice like Jansson’s. She was a consummate editor, a composer of prose so tightly disciplined that the end effect is somehow universal and cornucopic…Sculptor’s Daughter is the revelation of a classic.”Ali Smith

About the Book

  • A deluxe edition of Tove Jansson’s first ever book for adults
  • Contains 20 archive photos
  • With an introduction by Ali Smith
  • Translated by Kingsley Hart

Tove Jansson’s first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the 1910s and 20s. Described as both a memoir and ‘a book of superb stories’ by Ali Smith, Jansson’s startlingly evocative prose offers a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree.

This deluxe hardback with rare images from the Jansson family archive will make a perfect Christmas gift.

Publication 7th November 2013
192pp Deluxe B format hardback; quarter bound: £9.99
ISBN:  978-1908745330
ePub ISBN: 978-1908745347