Moominvalley in November
Tove Jansson

Moominvalley in November

In the ‘difficult’ final Moomin novel, Tove Jansson takes the audacious step of entirely excising her core cast, focusing instead on a disparate group visitors who gather at the family’s home, but find them missing. It was a move that didn’t exactly go down well with readers at the time: Moominvalley in November was anticipated … Continue reading

The Fir Tree – Christmas Comes to Moominvalley
Advent Calendar / Tove Jansson

The Fir Tree – Christmas Comes to Moominvalley

The Moomins aren’t a naturally Christmassy species. They prefer to spend their winters tucked behind an old boiler, or huddled together in their drawing room. You wouldn’t have thought the irascible Hemulens would have much truck with the celebration either, other than to give them something else to get cross about. But in The Fir … Continue reading