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The Ultimate Guide to Tove Jansson’s Books

It really saddens me that in 2013, almost twelve years after the death of Tove Jansson, we still don’t have all of her adult novels in English. In fact, a lot of people don’t even know everything she worked on. I always get people asking me what novels by her they should read, or shocked comments that they didn’t know she worked on such-and-such a piece, so I’ve decided to dedicate this post to informing readers about what she wrote personally and other works she contributed towards. I’ve chosen not to go into detail about the Moomin books because these are her most well-known novels, so instead I am focusing more on her adult novels.

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Podcasts & The Joy of Books

Whilst browsing through the iTunes store, I thought I’d search ‘Tove Jansson’ in and see what results I’d get. You can get a lot of the Moomin music, most of the books and free podcasts. Seeing as I have all the books and some music, I decided to have a listen to the podcasts.

The first one I listened to was from an English lecturer called Kate Macdonald, which I think was released on September 22nd 2011. She makes podcasts called ‘Why I Really Like This Book’ and this one was called Tove Jansson and the Moomins. I thought it was fascinating to listen to someone describe all the Moomin characters in such a perfect way,  so I would definitely recommend listening to it. It’s just less than 10 minutes and is completely free! Her website is http://www.reallylikethisbook.com/ – the podcast can be downloaded there or on iTunes.

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