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  • Location: Finland

A Winter Book

A Winter Book

Why a Booktrail?

1968 onwards: 13 stories from Tove Jansson’s first book for adults

  • ISBN: 978-0954899523
  • Genre: Short Stories

What you need to know before your trail

Drawn from youth and older age, and spanning most of the twentieth century, this newly translated selection provides a thrilling showcase of the great Finnish writer’s prose, scattered with insights and home truths. It has been selected and is introduced by Ali Smith. The Winter Book features 13 stories from Tove Jansson’s first book for adults, The Sculptor’s Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her most cherished later stories (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and published here for the first time.

Travel Guide


This is the country of the great lady herself so there’s no shortage of places to get the Jansson magic. Here are the two main ones we recommend:

HAM Helsinki

HAM Tennis Palace is located in the Helsinki city centre right next to Kamppi Shopping Centre. This is where you can see many exhibits about the great lady herself.

Moomin museum

Tampere Art Museum Moominvalley is a museum devoted to works by Tove Jansson.


Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  The Winter Book

Author/Guide: Tove Jansson Destination: Finland  Departure Time: 1968 onwards

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