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  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; 1st Unabridged edition (1 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847182690
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847182692
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,140,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"According to the astute introduction, this book aims at updating Tove Jansson's literary standing . It clearly achieves this purpose...The collection is intended tor English-speaking readers, and many of the essays are written from a non-Scandinavian perspective - however, that by no means diminishes its usefulness to Scandinavian readership. On the contrary, it is refreshing to see one's own culture viewed through foreign eyes. The usefulness of the volume is further enhanced by lists of Finnish/Swedish editions of Tove Jansson's works, English translations of the titles, British as well as North American editions, and a brief listing of secondary works. In addition, each essay is accompanied by a list of works cited." Virpi Zuck, Oregon University, Scandinavian Studies Vol. 81, Issue 1, 2009

About the Author

Barry Doyle is Reader in Urban History in the School of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Teesside. He has written extensively on urban politics in the early twentieth century, particularly in Norwich, including articles in the Cambridge Urban History of Britain, 1830-1950, Urban History, Historical Journal and Parliamentary History. His recent research has focused on the politics of hospital provision in Middlesbrough 1900-1948.


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an unexpected pleasure which i did not know existed until I came across it by chance, whilst googling Tove, Moomins and such. a collection of fascinating articles which enriched my already moomins obsessed soul. pity a lot of the good stuff that is around is not in english; we need more Jansson material in english!
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Thought I would love this book, but it is very dry and scholarly, not "fun" reading for me. I was disappointed.
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