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"If I want to wish something good on people, I wish them islands with no address." -Tove Jansson, quoted in "Islands of Fantasy,"published in 2003 by the Moominvalley Collection at the Tampere Art Museum (http://muumilaakso.tampere.fi/en/)

Klovharun - Jansson Island The Finnish writer/painter, Tove Jansson used to own, and stay her summer time at this island, not so far away from Helsinki, Finland.

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson (1914 – 2001), this display presents original unseen photographs and material relating to her life and work, illustrated books and early first editions.

ICA: Tove Jansson: Tales from the Nordic Archipelago 15 Jul 2014 – 24 Aug 2014 Image courtesy The Finnish Institute in London

"Rowing to my island, early in the spring, and finding everything just as I left it in the autumn, count as the most lyrical moments in my life. I close the door of the hut that I built myself, I light my paraffin lamp, I let the clock stop and listen to the sea around me." -Tove Jansson, quoted in "Islands of Fantasy,"published in 2003 by the Moominvalley Collection at the Tampere Art Museum (http://muumilaakso.tampere.fi/en/) Photo by Jaakko Kilpiainen.

Klovharu, Finland -Tove Marika Jansson traveled a lot here

"It was an early, very warm morning in July, and it had rained during the night. The bare granite steamed, the moss and crevices were drenched with moisture, and the colours everywhere had deepened." Quote from "The Summer Book," published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/the-summer-book/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/the-summer-book)

"It was an early, very warm morning in July, and it had rained during the night. The bare granite steamed, the moss and crevices were drenched with moisture, and the colours everywhere had deepened." Quote from "The Summer Book," published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/the-summer-book/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/the-summer-book)

Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in 1950.  Tove and Lars Jansson bought the island and built a house called Vindrosen (The Wind Rose) in 1947. "The Summer Book" is set on the island of Bredskär. This book is published in the UK by Sort of Books (www.sortof.co.uk/books/the-summer-book/), and in the US by NYRB Classics (www.nybooks.com/books/imprints/classics/the-summer-book)

allthingsmoomin: “ Tove Jansson on the island of Bredskär in Tove and Lars Jansson bought the island and built a house called Vindrosen (The Wind Rose) in The whole family moved in except for Tove’s brother Per Olov Jansson (who also took.

Kate Simon visits the fairytale archipelago which inspired Tove Jansson.

Finland: It's Moomin marvellous

Tove Jansson, her partner Tooti and their summer cottage, more a hut really, in the Gulf of Finland, leading the Moomin life.

This photo, taken by Tove Jansson's brother Lars, appears in a new paperback edition of her childhood memoir "Sculptor's Daughter," published by William Morrow (www.harpercollins.com/books/Sculptors-Daughter-Tove-Jansson/?isbn=9780062334626).

This photo, taken by Tove Jansson's brother Lars, appears in a new paperback edition of her childhood memoir "Sculptor's Daughter," published by William Morrow (www.harpercollins.com/books/Sculptors-Daughter-Tove-Jansson/?isbn=9780062334626).

From www.facebook.com/Moomin: "Photographer Kari Kuukka has made panoramas of Klovharun and Tove Jansson's cottage on the island. It's almost like you're there!" Watch the panoramas: www.karikuukka.com/princesssophiediaries/panoramat2008/index9tove.html

From www.facebook.com/Moomin: "Photographer Kari Kuukka has made panoramas of Klovharun and Tove Jansson's cottage on the island. It's almost like you're there!" Watch the panoramas: www.karikuukka.com/princesssophiediaries/panoramat2008/index9tove.html

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