Tove Jansson's first book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Presented with images from her family archive, Sculptor's Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the much loved Moomin stories for children. However, in her fifties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing a dozen novels and story collections. Sculptor's Daughter (translated by Kingsley Hart) was the first, published in 1968.
Used availability for Tove Jansson's Sculptor's Daughter
2012 : UK Hardback
October 1969 : UK Hardback
January 2014 : USA Paperback
June 1976 : USA Paperback
November 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition