Sculptor's Daughter: A Childhood Memoir

Author(s): Tove Jansson


Tove Jansson's first book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Restored to its original form, Sculptor's Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. Published in a deluxe hardback edition for Christmas 2013, to mark the centenary of Tove Jansson's birth (1914-2014).


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Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the much loved Moomin stories for children. However, in her fifties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing a dozen novels and story collections. Sculptor's Daughter was the first, in 1968, followed by The Listener, three years later, which will be published by Sort Of August 2013 [9781908745361]. Her sales history is impressive; The Winter Book and The Summer Book selling 60,000 copies each, with her other collections; Art In Nature selling 8k, Fair Play 20k, and Travelling Light 13k.

General Fields

  • : 9781908745330
  • : Sort of Books
  • : Sort of Books
  • : November 2013
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tove Jansson
  • : hardback
  • : Dec-13
  • : 192