The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson



‘I love all of Tove Jansson’s writing, but I think some of her stories are perhaps lesser known than they deserve. This one was particularly affecting and memorable – I love the idea of an illustrator who specialises in drawing the forrest floor. Think about it next time you’re out walking – all that detail!’

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In the deep winter snows of a Swedish hamlet, a strange young woman fakes a break-in at the house of an elderly artist in order to persuade her that she needs companionship. But what does she hope to gain by doing this? And who ultimately is deceiving whom? In this portrayal of two women grappling with truth and lies, nothing can be taken for granted. By the time the snow thaws, both their lives will have changed irrevocably.

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Weight 235 g
Dimensions 198 × 130 × 18 mm
Attribute Value 1