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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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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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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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Letters from Klara: Short Stories

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by Jansson, Tove
The rich seam that is Jansson's adult prose continues with this penultimate collection of short stories, written in her seventies at the height of her Moomin fame and translated into English for the first time. In these light-footed, beautifully crafted yet disquieting stories, Jansson tells of discomfiting encounters, unlooked for connections and moments of isolation that span generations and decades. Lett...
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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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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat

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by Chris Stewart
"'A charming and lyrical read, awash with the joy of discovery...' Rory Maclean, Guardian 'It is easy to enthuse about the simple pleasures of life, but hard to write about them well. Stewart's gift is to do so with the carefree manner of someone you've just met in a bar, and who is buying the drinks' Hugh Thomson, Independent 'Witty, self-deprecating and charming, Stewart makes wonderful company even if yo...
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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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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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The Listener

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by Jansson, Tove
In her first ever story collection, Jansson revealed the clarity of vision and light philosophical touch that were to become her hallmark. From the good listener who begins to betray the secrets confided to her, to vignettes of a city storm or the slow halting of spring, these stories are gifts of originality and depth.
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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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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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A Parrot in the Pepper Tree

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by Chris Stewart
A sequel of sorts to Driving over Lemons, A Parrot in a Pepper Tree combines a reflective look at Chris Stewart’s past life - from travelling with a circus in the north of England to sheep-shearing in midwinter Sweden with the continued adventures of Chris, Ana, and their daughter Chloe on their remote mountain farm.
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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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Art In Nature

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by Jansson Tove
This is a 'new' Tove Jansson, published for the first time in English. Tales of obsession and ambition are revealed and sparkle 'like buried treasure'. An elderly caretaker at a large outdoor exhibition, called Art in Nature, finds that a couple have lingered on to bicker about the value of a picture; he has a surprising suggestion that will resolve both their row and his own ambivalence about the art marke...
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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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The Last Days of the Bus Club

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by Chris Stewart,
It's two decades since Chris Stewart moved to his farm on the wrong side of a river in the mountains of southern Spain and his daughter Chloe is preparing to fly the nest for university. In this latest, typically hilarious dispatch from El Valero we find Chris, now a local literary celebrity, using his fame to help his old sheep-shearing partner find work on a raucous road trip; cooking a TV lunch for visit...
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Encircling

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by Frode Tiller, Carl
David has lost his memory. A newspaper advert appears asking friends and relatives to share their memories of him. Three respond: his two closest teenage friends, and his stepfather, now estranged, from his backwater hometown of Namsos. Their reminiscences of teenage nihilism and rebellion, the eroticism and uncertainties of first love, and intense experiments in art and music, are framed by present day sc...
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Paddle

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by Wynn/3
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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