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  • Tove Jannson did something very clever when she wrote the Moomins.

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  • All four volumes of Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, $11.97 each compared to their cover price of $19.95

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  • The other day, as Chris and I were searching the stacks, we spotted this book, and my first thought was, "Ooh, an NYRB I haven't seen!" and my second thought was, "What a pretty cover!" and my third thought was, "Holy Jesus F*$@, a book by Tove Jansson???!!!"


  • The Summer Book by Tove Jansson will be the the August 7 and 20 book club selection at Edmonds Bookshop in Edmonds, Washington.


  • Congratulations are due to Thomas Teal, who has just been awarded the Bernard Shaw prize, given tri-annually for a work translated from Swedish, for his translation of Tove Jansson's Fair Play.

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  • Today we have two short clips pertaining to authors in our catalog: Tove Jansson and Eileen Chang:

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  • Watch Tove Jansson draw a Moomin without ever putting down her cigarette (or losing her bemused expression)

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  • While we're on the subject of Tove Jansson, don't forget that her newly translated novel, The True Deceiver is currently on sale at a 30% discount.

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  • Teal has been contemplating Tove Jansson's novels since 1975, when he translated The Summer Book.

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  • Jens Breivik married fellow diplomat Tove Overmo at the London embassy, while his son moved back to Norway with his mother, who then worked as a nurse.

    Police Form Ring Around Breivik's Father's House


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