Reading Group: Sculptor’s Daughter in Bath

Monday 9th June 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Tove Jansson’s first book combined fiction with memoir to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Written ten years after her father’s death, Sculptor’s Daughter gives us a glimpse of life in a Finnish bohemian household: the shadows cast in her father’s studio, the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of Balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree.