Friday 18 March 2022

Our Book of the Week is the delightful Notes from an Island by Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä (translated by Thomas Teal). In 1963, Tove Jansson and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä (with the help of Brunström, a local fisherman) built a cabin on Klovharun, a barren skerry in the Gulf of Finland. Here, for the next 26 summers, they found solitude, creative inspiration, and a closeness with nature. This beautiful book conveys their experience of the island, combining Jansson's memories, memorable observations and journal entries, intercut with Brunström's terse and lively diary entries and illustrated with 24 evocative copperplate etchings and wash drawings of the island by Pietilä. The whole book intimates something central to Jansson's world.
>>Stella reviews the book on the radio
>>Some notes.
>>Visit Klovharun.
>>Tove and Tooti in Europe (shot on Klovharun by Pietilä) 
>>Tove and Tuulikki.         
>>Tove Jansson falls in love
>>Much of Jansson's experience of Klovharun is captured in Moominpappa at Sea.
>>Tuulikki appears as Too-Ticky in Moominland Midwinter
>>Books by and about Tove Jansson
>>Your copy of Notes from an Island. 

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