I recently joined a live stream to watch ‘Tove and Tooti in Europe’ – a rarely shown documentary of Tove Jansson’s and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä’s travel footage.
I share a few thoughts on a new Moomin initiative, which was launched at The National Museum of Finland in Helsinki on 18th February.
The year 2020 marks 75 years since Tove Jansson wrote her first story about the Moomins. To celebrate the anniversary, Moomin Characters Ltd is launching a one-year campaign called #OURSEA to help save the Baltic Sea.
2019 may not have been the most prolific year in terms of the number of books ticked off my TBR, but I hugely enjoyed those I read.
Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking today?
A visit to a secret book snuggery by the sea.
Over the course of two posts, I will share with you some of the highlights of a recent trip, with a special emphasis on all things literary. The first part of my journey took me over the Irish Sea to Dublin.
I have decided to share my bookish birthday pressies!
Written with warmth and humour as a series of letters, this novel appeared in my life when most needed.
To whet appetites for the forthcoming Wales Readathon, today I post a performance review from the archives.
Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking?
What a wonderfully diverse and gratifying reading year 2018 turned out to be!
A fun tag in which I share a picture (or ‘shelfie’) of a favourite bookshelf and answer ten associated questions. This time I celebrate Margaret Atwood Reading Month.
This is the second post in a very occasional series in which I highlight several books read and enjoyed at some point before Book Jotter came into being.
A comprehensive checklist of Margaret Atwood’s publications from 1961 to the present day.
A visit to the 1950s Cypriot home of Lawrence Durrell.
On 16th September Wales marks the anniversary of its national hero becoming the last true Welsh Prince of Wales in 1400. We take a brief look at Glyndŵr’s appearance in literature.
A fun tag in which I share a picture (or ‘shelfie’) of a favourite bookshelf and answer ten associated questions.
After masses of nominations and much lively debate Hay Fest came up with the top 100 books by women over the last century. I intend to read my way through the list!
My sixth and final day at Hay Festival 2018.