Publishers Weekly: Letters from Tove

Review of Letters from Tove, edited by Helen Svensson and Boel Westin

A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the MoominsThis spirited collection of letters by Finnish author and illustrator Tove Jansson (1914–2001), best known for the “Moomin” children’s books and comics, brims with affection, humor, and artistry. Recognizing that for Jansson, letter writing was primarily a way of remaining connected to loved ones, Boel, Jansson’s biographer, and Svensson, her last book editor, organize the letters, which go from 1932 to 1988, by correspondent, rather than chronologically. 


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