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Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin; Sculptor’s Daughter, by Tove Jansson - FT.com

Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin; Sculptor’s Daughter, by Tove Jansson - FT.com | Finland | Scoop.it

How the author of the Moomin books created a children’s fantasy in tune with the postwar world


Sculptor’s Daughter tells us as much about Jansson’s formative years and the genesis of her most famous creation as any biography could, in succinct, dreamlike prose shot through with striking images and turns of phrase. Its themes are the consolations of home, the certainties of family relationships, the contentments of childhood – the same things that have kept the Moomins forging stoically on.

 

Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin, translated by Silvester Mazzarella, Sort of Books, RRP£25, 528 pages

Sculptor’s Daughter, by Tove Jansson, translated by Kingsley Hart, Sort of Books, RRP£9.99, 192 pages



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Presidential Election: Candidates like Moomins :)

Presidential Election: Candidates like Moomins :) | Finland | Scoop.it

This is funny. Anyone who knows Moomins characters, can get the joke!

 

Pic found on FB https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002207096410

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Welcome to Moominvalley

Welcome to Moominvalley | Finland | Scoop.it

Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley is a museum devoted to original works by writer and artist Tove Jansson. Its unique collections comprise around 2000 works.

The museum is based on the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. So far, they have been translated into over 40 languages. The books fascinate adults and children alike. The original Moomin illustrations by Tove Jansson are an essential part of the atmosphere of the museum, and the three-dimensional tableaux built by Tuulikki Pietilä add to our own picture of the goings-on in the Moomin stories. The gem of the collection is a blue five-storey Moomin House that is as exceptional as its residents — and its builders, Tuulikki Pietilä, Pentti Eistola and Tove Jansson.

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Nadi.fi: My top 10 things in Finland

Nadi.fi: My top 10 things in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Every country has something special. There are some things I cant imagine my Finland without:
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Postcard FI-1047046 (Finland) - Postcrossing

Postcard FI-1047046 (Finland) - Postcrossing | Finland | Scoop.it
Postcard FI-1047046 (from Finland to Taiwan) (Received a #postcrossing postcard from Finland - http://www.postcrossing.com/postcards/FI-1047046)
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finland-moomin-picking-flowers.jpg (639x457 pixels) | Finland | Scoop.it
RT @DayMaguire: Natalie Cassidy = Moomin.
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Moomin shop opens in London

Moomin shop opens in London | Finland | Scoop.it
Britain’s first Moomin Shop opened its doors on Wednesday in London.  The new shop is located in the popular Covent Garden retail area.

 

Moomin is the popular fictional character, created in the 1930s by Tove Jansson (1914-2001), from which books, comic strips, TV programmes, a theme park as well as countless peripheral products have all been developed. Oy Moomin Characters Ltd monitors the intellectual property rights of the moomins. Its creative director is Sophia Jansson, Tove Jansson’s niece.

http://www.moomin.comwww.coventgardenlondonuk.com/

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9teen87's Postcards: Finland's Moomin by Tove Jansson

9teen87's Postcards: Finland's Moomin by Tove Jansson | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland's Moomin by Tove Jansson. Moomin with a Jug or Canteen. Illustrations from Tove Jansson's: 'The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My'. I found out is that this postcard (and matching stamp) is in the shape of ...
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Helsinki For Urban Travelers: 203th issue: The true deceiver by Tove Jansson

Helsinki For Urban Travelers: 203th issue: The true deceiver by Tove Jansson | Finland | Scoop.it
Tove Jansson is known for Moomins, but she has done a novel for adults too (I don't say Moomins wouldn't be for adults!)

Now "The True Deceiver" got awarded in "Best Translated Book Awards 2011". There were 9 other books chased this award. So as you can quess, it's been translated in English too.

Check out review from The Guardian HERE

Tove Jansson was born and died in Helsinki, so she is truly a Helsinki based writer.

More about Tove Jansson HERE...
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