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    Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:03

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    To celebrate this week's Book of the Week we are giving away Moomin-legend Tove Jansson's first book for adults along with six of her other adult books!

    Just answer the simple question below by 30 December to be in with a chance to win.

    Update -- winner: Valeria Bonfiglio

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Adam Adam

    Categories: biography, Moomins, Tove Jansson

    Tove Jansson

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    1. Belinda's avatar Belinda

      Thank you for the chance to win this great prize.

      Posted Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:23


      Posted Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:07
    3. carole evans's avatar carole evans

      Loved the first book

      Posted Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:45

      Thanks so much for the Chance, I have 7 children and My 5 Oldest are Avid Readers , Hoping to win this for them

      Posted Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:32
    5. Chiara's avatar Chiara

      Tried to enter a couple of times & it didn't seem to work! Hopefully one of them goes through, I was a huge fan of the moomins growing up & only recently discovered Jansson had written adult fiction too - I'd love to get to know that side of her better.

      Posted Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:36
    6. Michael Clyma's avatar Michael Clyma

      Great prize, real page turners :-)

      Posted Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:39
    7. Rosemary Wilson's avatar Rosemary Wilson

      First time I've ever entered an online I feel excited and hopeful!

      Posted Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:27
    8. Chis Danut Ioan's avatar Chis Danut Ioan

      Crossed fingers!!

      Posted Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:13
    9. christina liu's avatar christina liu

      Wow these books are beautiful, both on the inside and outside.

      Posted Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:28
    10. Susan Edwards's avatar Susan Edwards

      Our book club read The Summer Book at our June meeting. Then we watched a UTube vignette about Tove Jansson. Very special day.

      Posted Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:18
    11. Kings Meadows Veterinary Clinic's avatar Kings Meadows Veterinary Clinic

      I just ordered Tove Jansson books after discovering her later in life what a fantastic prize!

      Posted Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:44
    12. joan chewing's avatar joan chewing

      I would love to win this collection of books ....:-)

      Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:43
    13. HU Yihong's avatar HU Yihong

      Love her works!

      Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:32
    14. Jorge Alexandre Abreu's avatar Jorge Alexandre Abreu

      I don't know the work of Tove Jansson, so I should win. :P

      Posted Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:26
    15. Debbie M Snooks's avatar Debbie M Snooks

      Great prize! Love this site.

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:43
    16. Ria Wijnbergen's avatar Ria Wijnbergen

      Will I be lucky this time???

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:15
    17. Amanda Beth's avatar Amanda Beth

      I only recently started reading Tove's work, but as I grew up with the Mumin anime, it feels like I'm going back to my childhood. Her simply poetic writing voice is as noticeable in her adult books as in the Mumin ones (which I feel gives just as much to an adult as it does to a child). I'd love to win these in English, so I can give them to one of my friends who doesn't speak Swedish.

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:41
    18. zar athustra's avatar zar athustra

      Thank you - have loved Tove's work since boyhood.

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:03
    19. king274's avatar king274

      I hope this would be the key to her works~~

      Posted Wed, 11 Dec 2013 04:30
    20. Phoebe Pond's avatar Phoebe Pond


      Posted Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:05

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