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Recommended for: BBC listeners
Read on March 18, 2010, read count: 2
** spoiler alert ** Condition: New
Greener Books UK £0.01
Translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal. Foreward by Esther Freud. Some lovely photographic plates included.
The Morning Swim.
It was an early, very warm morning in July, and it had rained during the night.
Sophia recalls summer time with her grandmother in Finland.
Tove Jansson dramatisation with Phyllida Law and Sophie Thompson.
BBC Radio 7, 11:15am Thursday 18th March 2010
12:02pm Thursday 25th March 2010
One tiny island in the gulf of Finland comes to represent a complete world full of miracle and mystery, safety and danger as we are swept happily along through the adventures of a feisty, indomitable little girl and her refreshingly different grandmother.
Read this perfect little book and better still, give it to everyone you know for Christmas.(
The wonderful story of a small child and her grandmother, living together a long summer on an isolated island, learning to know and adjust to each other. Tove Jansson's style is, at least in this translation, short and to the point, quite matter of fact, and that oddly contributes to make this collection of short stories even more poetic in its simplicity....Continua