Happy 105th Birthday, Tove!

It was a lovely warm Saturday evening of 9th August 2014 when my mum Krystyna Konecka and me were wandering around the old Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki. Nothing sinister. Just a visit to the grave of an incredible woman Tove Marika Jansson to pay our respects and to leave some flowers.

I could talk for hours about the inspirational and exceptional fine artist and writer who had found international fame and was mostly known for creating the magical Moomin trolls. Instead I would like to invite you to read my earlier post charting our ‘pilgrimage’ to Finland five years ago. It was published on the NordicNoir https://nordicnoirblog.wordpress.com blog:

https://nordicnoirblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/travels-in-moominland-tove-janssons-islands/

and our conversation (in Polish) about Scandinavian fascinations, Moomins and Tove Jansson, from the pages of the Polish Literary and Art e-magazine https://pisarze.pl:  

https://pisarze.pl/2019/06/25/finskie-slady-pani-od-muminkow-w-rozmowie-krystyny-koneckiej-z-ewa-sherman/

Hyvää syntymäpäivää!

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