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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

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    • 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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    • 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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