My latest literary project entails reading books written by or about Tove Jansson – creator of the Moomins.
I share my thoughts on one of the most adored children’s novels of all time.
Reading the original, magical story after thirty years before sampling a collectors edition with a brand new cover from Quentin Blake.
A glimpse into a complex situation through the eyes of a naive young woman who discovers a country, makes friends, falls in love and is confronted with the plight of the Palestinians.
A House of Pomegranates is a collection of whimsical short stories by Oscar Wilde.
2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and this children’s book tells the story of their fight. ‘Suffragette’ is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength.
Journey into the magnificent and mysterious world of the far north in Great Polar Bear, Carolyn Lesser’s poetic and scientifically accurate story about a year in the life of a polar bear.
Taken from the East European oral tradition, these stories were originally collated and published in Germany by the Brothers Grimm.
Tove Jansson, author of the Moomins and one of the great idiosyncratic talents of the 20th century, must surely have found her ideal biographer in Boel Westin.