Notes from an Island

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by Jansson, Tove


Published 23/05/2024 by SORT OF BOOKS in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 112 pages, 24 full page sepia aquatints

193 x 130 x 15mm | 210g

For thirty summers Tove and her partner, the graphic artist, Tuulikki Pietilä, retreated to the tiny island of Klovharun, a rocky outcrop in the gulf of Finland, where they would live, paint and write, energised by the shifting seascapes and the island's austere charms. Notes from an Island, offers both a memoir of, and homage to, this beloved island home. Tove's spare prose, and Tuulikki's subtle washes and aquatints, combine to form a work of meditative beauty.

This edition includes the first UK publication of Tove's acclaimed 1961 essay/prose poem, The Island.