Enjoying a book with Moomintroll

Momintroll and Comet in Moominland

I don’t buy many souvenirs on my travels, but I can never resist a good book. My Korean isn’t up to reading the whole novel, but I still had to have it. This is a translation of Comet in Moominland, my first discovery of the moomin family (in English!) when I was a child.

I know that I have many fellow Moomin fans out there, and you may be interested in this New Yorker article about Tove Jansson from just a few days ago.


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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 2 April 2020

Posted as part of #acoffeeandabook series

14 thoughts on “Enjoying a book with Moomintroll

    1. The moomins are worth reading even though they are more for children than adults. But the author is worth exploring anyway as she wrote for adults too – try The Summer Book – excellent and a good one to read at the moment.

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    1. You’ll be seeing more as I have a few of the mugs 🙂 The shop is still there (and one in Camden too) – so on a future visit, we’ll go and investigate. I haven’t been to either. There are Moomintroll cafes around the world, too, but I don’t think there are any in easy reach.

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    1. I’m the same – I loved the language. It was difficult to begin with, the geometric characters were much harder than comparatively flowing cyrillic, but once I got over that I discovered the music. I had a great teacher in london, and found some very helpful classes on YouTube. I’d like to go back to see more of the country and resuscitate the language.

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