By Tove Jansson

ISBN-10: 1908745185

ISBN-13: 9781908745187

Translated from the Swedish by way of Kingsley Hart, Silvester Mazzarella and David McDuff.


Following the generally acclaimed and bestselling The summer season publication, here's a iciness publication selection of a few of Tove Jansson’s top enjoyed and most renowned tales. Drawn from adolescence and older age, and spanning many of the 20th century, this newly translated choice presents an exhilarating exhibit of the good Finnish writer’s prose, scattered with insights and residential truths. it's been chosen and is brought by means of Ali Smith.

The iciness publication good points thirteen tales from Tove Jansson’s first booklet for adults, The Sculptor’s Daughter (1968) plus 7 of her such a lot loved later tales (from 1971 to 1996), translated into English and released the following for the 1st time. With afterwords by way of Philip Pullman, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Esther Freud.

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VIII! THEODOSII XII ET VALENTINIANT II Sisinnius vir sanctae simplicitatis et simplicis sanctitatis Constantinopolitanus episcopus factus est. HIERII ET ARDABVRIS X Pannoniae, quae per quinquaginta annos ab Hunnis Romanis receptae sunt. Thermae Theodosianae dedicatae. a FELICIS ET TAVRI XI Nestorius Antiochia natus, vir satis quidem eloquentiae, sapientiae vero parum, Constantinopolitanis ammodum adnitentibus ex presbytero episcopus ordinatus est. Beatissimi lohannis episcopi, dudum malorum episcoporum invidia exsulati, apud comitatum coepit memoria celebrari mense Septembrio die XXVI.

2. Felix was killed at Ravenna. 3. Celestine, the bishop of the Roman see, in a letter to the heretic bishop Nestorius, gave him a ten-day respite and promised forgiveness if he repented or condemnation if he 430 Marcellinus Comes 15 Nestorius ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae perfidus antistes, a quo et Nestoriana perfidia pullulavit, apud Ephesum ducentorum sanctorum patrum sententia in synodo condemnatus est, Caelestino Cyrillum Alexandriae civitatis episcopum pro tempore vicarium denuntiante. in locum Nestorii Maximianus episcopus subrogatus.

2. The earth rumbled for seven days in the Forum of Peace at Rome. 3. The emperor Arcadius' life came to an end. He ruled for thirteen years after his father Theodosius. 1 Sept. 408— 7th indiction, consulship of Honorius (8th) and Theodosius 31 Aug. 409 the Younger (3rd) 409 A great revolt of the people broke out at Constantinople, precipitated by a bread shortage. 1 Sept. 409— 8th indiction, consulship of Varanes alone 410 31 Aug. 410 Alaric invaded the fear-struck city of Rome and fired part of it in a conflagration.

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