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Join the celebration of Tove Jansson's art and life through The Tove Jansson Book Club, a whimsical community dedicated to gathering images from her landscape and quotes from her books.
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"Before Jonna could do her graphic work in peace, she always spent time printing up sets of earlier, neglected works - a job that had been set aside so she could focus on new ideas." Quote from Tove Jansson's story "Videomania," found in "Fair Play," 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 Graphic artist”. Tove Jansson painted a picture of her partner, graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilä

"Ladies, you waste your time on inessentials. When we've finished our coffee, I think we should devote ourselves to the contemplation of nightfall." Quote from Tove Jansson's story 'The Garden of Eden,' found in "Travelling Light," published by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/travelling-light/).

"Ladies, you waste your time on inessentials. When we've finished our coffee, I think we should devote ourselves to the contemplation of nightfall." Quote from Tove Jansson's story 'The Garden of Eden,' found in "Travelling Light," published by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/travelling-light/).

"My initial encounter with The Summer Book was the start of a continuing process of discovery that saw me trace every word written by Jansson, and about her, that had been published in English." Source: http://tocatalogue.blogspot.ca/2014/03/7-summer-book.html

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. This is just a beautifully simple and human read.


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