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The Summer Book

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by Tove Jansson
An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter are away on 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 ...
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A Winter Book

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by Tove Jansson
Following the widely acclaimed and bestselling The Summer Book, here is A Winter Book - a collection of some of Tove Jansson's best-loved and most famous stories, taking its cue from over five different collections of her work.
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Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucia

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by Chris Stewart
Driving Over Lemons begins with Chris Stewart, a one-time Genesis drummer, turned sheep-shearer, turned bestselling writer as he sees an old peasant farm on the wrong side of the river in southern Spain, buying it at the drop of a hat. Except the incumbent farmer has no intention of leaving. And of course, there is the general lack of running water, electricity… and a bridge.
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Findings

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by Kathleen Jamie
It's surprising what you can find by simply stepping out to look. Award-winning poet Kathleen Jamie has an eye and an ease with the nature and landscapes of Scotland as well as an incisive sense of our domestic realities. In "Findings" she draws together these themes to describe travels like no other contemporary writer. Whether she is following the call of a peregrine in the hills above her home in Fife, s...
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Two Serious Ladies

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by Jane Bowles
This is a cult classic, beautifully reissued, with a foreword by Paul Bowles and memoir by Truman Capote. Few great writers produced less than Jane Bowles: one novel, one play and a dozen short stories. Yet hers is one of the most original, unique voices in twentieth century American literature. A novelist with an essentially tragic view, as Truman Capote concludes in his memoir, but also 'a very funny writ...
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Sightlines

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by Jamie Kathleen
Five years after "Findings" broke the mould of nature writing, Sort of Books presents "Sightlines". The outer world flew open like a door, and I wondered - what is it that we're just not seeing? In this greatly anticipated sequel to "Findings", prize-winning poet and renowned nature writer Kathleen Jamie takes a fresh look at her native Scottish landscapes, before sailing north into iceberg-strewn seas. Her...
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Finn Family Moomintroll: Special Collectors' Edition

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by Jansson, Tove
Special Collectors' Hardback Editions Lovingly Restored to Original Designs 'I love these editions-so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved.' Philip Pullman A beautiful collectors' edition of this classic Moomin story, using original 50s and 60s cover artwork, a fold out map and gorgeous endpapers In case you didn't know, the Moomins are kind, loyal and welcoming cre...
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Comet in Moominland: Special Collectors' Edition

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by Jansson, Tove
Special collectors' hardback editions lovingly restored to original designs 'I love these editions - so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved.' Philip Pullman A beautiful collectors' edition of this classic Moomin story, using original 50s and 60s cover artwork, newly scanned images and gorgeous endpapers. When signs appear that a comet is heading towards their belov...
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Moominland Midwinter: Special Collectors' Edition

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by Jansson, Tove
Special collectors' hardback editions lovingly restored to original designs 'I love these editions-so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved.' Philip Pullman A beautiful collectors' edition of this classic Moomin story, using original 50s and 60s cover artwork, a fold out map and gorgeous endpapers. Moomins always sleep through the winter while the snow settles all ar...
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The Memoirs Of Moominpappa: Special Collectors' Edition

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by Jansson, Tove
Special collectors' hardback editions lovingly restored to original designs 'I love these editions - so beautifully produced, so solid and permanent, just as Tove Jansson deserved.' Philip Pullman A beautiful collectors' edition of this classic Moomin story, using original 50s and 60s cover artwork, gorgeous endpapers and including for the first time a special prologue written by Tove but never before pub...
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Other People's Houses

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by Segal, Lore
Nine months after the Nazi occupation of Austria, 600 Jewish Children assembled at Vienna station to board the first of the Kindertransports bound for Britain. Among them was 10 year old Lore Segal.
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Moominpappa at Sea: Special Collectors' Edition

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by Jansson, Tove
Moominpappa yearns to make a fresh start, to find a rocky island and light house where he'll feel alert and important again. And so the Moomins set sail for a new home. Moominpappa's longed-for-island proves as mysterious and wild and he'd hoped. It even has a deserted lighthouse. But how is Moominmamma to grow her flowers and what could have happened to the last keeper of the lighthouse?
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Moominsummer Madness: Special Collectors' Edition

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by Jansson, Tove
When a grumbling volcano causes Moominvalley to flood, the Moomins escape by boat, finding refuge on a floating theatre. Adventures abound when the theatre casts adrift leaving Moomi The Snorkmaiden and Little My marooned. Will they all be reunited before the final curtain?
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Tales From Moominvalley

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by Jansson, Tove
Featuring the much loved stories in Waterstone's Oxfam bestseller, The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree - the Moomins' gloriously funny and generous take on Christmas - Tales from Moominvalley collects together nine delightful Moomin short stories. Highlights include The Spring Tune (which Jarvis Cocker described as the best story about composing music) and The Last Dragon in the World, revealing the true e...
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Moominvalley in November

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by Jansson, Tove
In her last, most profound and poignant Moomin story, Jansson explores themes of loss, legacy and hope. The Moomins have left their beloved Moominvalley but as winter draws near Snufkin, Mymble, Toft and others move into the Moominhouse to await the family's return. Could that gentle flicker of light on the horizon be their boat?
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The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society

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by Chris Stewart
In this sequel to Driving Over Lemons and A Parrot in the Pepper Tree, The Almond Blossom Appreciation Society finds Chris Stewart and his family still living on their farm, El Valero, in Andalucia.
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Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir

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by Jansson, Tove
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 nineteen tens and twenties. Described as both a memoir and 'a book of superb stories' by Ali Smith, her startlingly evocative prose offers a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneat...
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Ice

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by Lundberg, Ulla-Lena
In the summer of 1947, a young priest, Petter, his wife and baby daughter, arrive by mail boat at a tiny island. They are to take over its drafty homestead from where Petter is to minister to the scattered community. In this evocative tale, Ulla-Lena Lundberg draws us into the minutiae of an austere yet purposeful life where the demands of self-sufficiency - cows to milk and sheep to graze - are tempered by...
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The Dangerous Journey

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by Tove Jansson
A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from the tedium of a summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, spluttering volcanoes and sea where birds fly upside down and wild things threaten to pounce. But she is not alone. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy & Bob - have joined her in her journey, and Moomin too, who rides to their rescue...
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Paddle

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by Jasper Winn
Part memoir, part Irish travels, part lunatic endeavour, Jasper Winn's account of paddling round Ireland in a kayak, during one the worst summers in recent history, is both hugely inspiring and entertaining. A journey of the mind - as well as out at sea, amid the basking sharks, seals, fulmars and waves the size of wardrobes. And while storms rage, Jasper seeks refuge in bars, playing guitar and talking, as...
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