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12th April 2023
The Swesdish-Finnish artist, author and illustrator Tove Jansson (1914-2001) was a one-woman publishing phenomenon. Finn Family Moomintroll (1948) was the third in the series but the first Moomin book to be published in English in 1961. It contains a foreword by Moominmamma in which she explains the nature of Moomins for fear that English children may not have heard of them; she also apologises for her “rottn” English. The Moomins are still as immediately recognisable as they were when they first appeared in 1945.
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