Saturday, 11 July 2020

Tove Jansson, The Summer Book

This is a gorgeous book about a grandmother and granddaughter's summers together on a small island in the Gulf of Finland.

It is simple yet poignant and the natural surroundings described are so lovely and with so much respect and appreciation, it invigorates in the reader a stark urge to get out of the city and find yourself with very little to see or hear that isn't part of one's natural environment and the faces and voices of beloved family.

A passage where Sophia is dictating thoughts on the life of the angleworm for a book to Grandmother who has volunteered to scribe.

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