Review: The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson
The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson

Review: The Summer Book, by Tove Jansson

This book is available from the Library This is a story about an artist grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter Sophia, spending their summer(s) on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland. Sophia’s mother has died, but there is only one brief mention of this, even if it remains a shadow in the background of the story. It’s a short…

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English Pastoral: An Inheritance, by James Rebanks
English Pastoral: An Inheritance (James Rebanks)

English Pastoral: An Inheritance, by James Rebanks

Many people will know James Rebanks’ first book, The Shepherd’s Life. Now he has written a lyrical and passionate account of his life on a Lake District upland farm inherited from his grandfather and in the area where his family has lived for at least 600 years. The book is in three parts. First are memories of growing up in…

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