"The cat came in, sat down, and stared at them.  'Fish,' said Mari. 'We ought to take in the net.'" Quote from "Fair Play" by Tove Jansson, Published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/fair-play/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/fair-play/)

"The cat came in, sat down, and stared at them. 'Fish,' said Mari. 'We ought to take in the net.'" Quote from "Fair Play" by Tove Jansson, Published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/fair-play/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/fair-play/)

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (Klovharu)

Tove Jansson (Klovharu)

Tuulikki Pietilä & Tove Jansson

Tuulikki Pietilä & Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (Moomin author) with her partner Tuulikki Pietila (the inspiration for my favourite character Too-Ticki)

Tove Jansson (Moomin author) with her partner Tuulikki Pietila (the inspiration for my favourite character Too-Ticki)

Vivica Bandler & Tove Jansson

Vivica Bandler & Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson's island cottage

Tove Jansson's island cottage

9-years old Tove - Maybe our Tove will grow up to be a great artist. A really great artist!’ Viktor wrote to Signe from the clamour of the frontlines during the Finnish Civil War in the early months of 1918.The Jansson family supported each other in everything and even acted as their own closest critics.Life was all about pulling together and its keywords were freedom, responsibility and family loyalty.

9-years old Tove - Maybe our Tove will grow up to be a great artist. A really great artist!’ Viktor wrote to Signe from the clamour of the frontlines during the Finnish Civil War in the early months of 1918.The Jansson family supported each other in everything and even acted as their own closest critics.Life was all about pulling together and its keywords were freedom, responsibility and family loyalty.

Tove Jansson's painting

Tove Jansson's painting

Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson

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