Giveaway!

It’s been a while since I did a giveaway – and this isn’t even a publishers freebie, but a spare copy I had that I was going to give to a friend, who turned out to have already read it. Step forward, A Winter Book by Tove Jansson.


This wonderfully evocative collection of stories is set in Sweden and Finland, and though mostly in winter, also features stories from all the year round. I almost never feel a sense of place in what I read, but I did in A Winter Book.

And then the writing – Tove Jansson is never sentimental, but her writing is very honest, and very beautiful. Not floaty or over-wraught – I haven’t encountered a style like hers, in fact, so I am at a loss to explain it – but I do know that she is one of my favourite writers, and that I love this collection. Not to mention the beautiful book itself, as are all the Sort Of Books publications I’ve encountered.

I wrote about A Winter Book – gosh – two and a half years ago. You can read what I wrote here, and it’s got some little excerpts from the book too. But, let’s face it, it’s a free book we’re talking about!


Pop your name in the comments, and at the weekend (or thereabouts) I’ll do a draw and send A Winter Book flying off somewhere – feel free to enter wherever you are in the world. If Thomas Teal can translate this book, I can post it abroad. Ready, Steady… Go!

61 thoughts on “Giveaway!

  • January 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm
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    Please enter me in the draw, thanks.

    Best wishes.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 12:43 am
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    I read The Summer Book some time ago, and have this one on my TBR list. Please add me to the draw. Thanks.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 12:45 am
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    I'm definitely in, thanks and Happy New Year. Ginny

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  • January 28, 2010 at 12:45 am
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    Hi Simon, I would love to be in the draw and get better in touch with my Scandinavian heritage.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 1:02 am
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    Please include me in the draw. I enjoyed reading The Summer Book some time ago.
    Best wishes, Gill

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  • January 28, 2010 at 3:07 am
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    Well, as long as everyone else is doing it…please enter me in the draw? The book looks very interesting and I would love to read it.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 3:58 am
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    Put me on the list, too! (I never win anything, though.)

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  • January 28, 2010 at 4:47 am
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    How fun! Please consider me officially entered.

    I am currently reading Miss Hargreaves and am loving it. Thanks for the review.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 5:49 am
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    Oooh, I was just thinking about reading this today. I loved The Summer Book. Please put me in the draw. Thanks.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 7:02 am
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    I've been meaning to get hold of this one. I'd love to take it off your hands!

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  • January 28, 2010 at 8:43 am
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    Please could I be entered in the draw too. Thanks, Karin

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  • January 28, 2010 at 9:08 am
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    Please enter me into this draw. I read your review about this writer, and have just finished 'The True Deceiver' and I agree with you she is such a good writer.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 9:35 am
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    I haven't read Tove since the Moomintrolls when I was a child so please enter me for this one Simon.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 9:43 am
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    Ooh – enter me – I'm so wintered out that it would be good to have some reading to accompany it!

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  • January 28, 2010 at 10:37 am
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    I love the Moomins, but haven't (yet) been able to get into Jansson's other work; please enter me in the draw!

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  • January 28, 2010 at 11:08 am
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    Please add me too, Simon; I enjoyed The Summer Book, even if I didn't love it, and would like to read more Jansson (as well as The Moomins).

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  • January 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm
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    Please include me in the draw, thanks!

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  • January 28, 2010 at 2:04 pm
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    Please add my name. Thanks! I've read The Summer Book but our library doesn't have a copy of this one.

    Pam

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  • January 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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    I love winter! Please enter me in the draw.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm
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    Please put me in too, thank you.
    Carole

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  • January 28, 2010 at 6:16 pm
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    I would love to enter the draw, thank you, it sounds a lovely book.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm
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    this sounds wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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  • January 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm
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    I'd love to read this, The Summer Book was so beautiful.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 10:48 pm
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    Love to discover new authors and this is one I have never read.

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  • January 28, 2010 at 11:30 pm
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    This is ideal for my 'Lost in Translation' project – please include me in the draw

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  • January 29, 2010 at 12:13 am
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    Well if you are really willing to send it back home (to Finland that is), I'd like to enter. I've only got one of her children's books and I haven't read any others.

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  • January 29, 2010 at 1:24 am
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    I love to read and this is a new to me. I would love to receive it.

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  • January 29, 2010 at 2:09 am
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    I just discovered your wonderful blog and would love to enter this giveaway! Thanks :)

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  • January 29, 2010 at 2:37 am
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    I spent some time in Finland and loved it and the people – I'd love to win this
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  • January 29, 2010 at 2:54 am
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    I always love a new book. This looks wonderful.

    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  • January 29, 2010 at 4:22 am
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    Please toss my name in the hat as well.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  • January 29, 2010 at 4:42 am
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    Thanks for the chance to win
    mannasweeps (at))) gmaildotcom

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  • January 30, 2010 at 12:23 am
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    Would you include me in the draw pleae? Thank you!

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  • January 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm
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    Please include me in this contest and thank you very much for opening it for overseas readers.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  • January 30, 2010 at 8:01 pm
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    Not sure if it's too late to enter or not but I'd love to join if it's still open :o)

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  • January 31, 2010 at 9:59 am
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    I hope I'm not too late, this looks like a good book.

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  • February 1, 2010 at 7:18 am
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    Not sure if this draw is still going on, but if so I'd love to win this book!

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