Tuesday, 15 July 2014

THE SUMMER BOOK – Tove Jansson, 1972

The Summer Book is enchanting. The bond between Sophie and her Grandmother is demonstrated with wit and tenderness, especially during their conversations about death.
Sophie, a child, is beginning to learn about life as her Grandmother is starting to lose her grip on it.
The best part is the sharing; they share everything even their bad tempers.

Self-help books have their place (I even admit to enjoying one or two myself), but nothing can replace a really good work of fiction with a philosophy all of its own.

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