WALKING BOOK CLUB: Late Spring 2021
No walk as we were uncertain how the easing of restriction would progress.
As we all anticipate summer and the joy of being able to holiday together once more, we thought it would be a pleasure to escape with Tove Jansson within the pages of The Summer Book.
An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other’s fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges – one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself, with its mossy rocks, windswept firs and unpredictable seas.
Written in a clear, unsentimental style, full of brusque humour, and wisdom, The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story. Tove Jansson captured much of her own life and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of her adult novels. This new edition, with a Foreword by Esther Freud, sees the return of a European literary gem – fresh, authentic and deeply humane.
'Jansson was a genius, a woman of profound wisdom and great artistry, and this is a book to treasure.'
'Eccentric, funny, wise, full of joys and small adventures. This is a book for life.'
The Summer Book is priced at £9.00 (rrp £9.99) and we are offering free delivery within the UK. To place your order e-mail email@example.com Please include your name and delivery address. We will then send you a secure link invoice via Worldpay to make your payment.
This offer is valid until 31st July 2021