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The true deceiver : a novel

Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: London : Sort Of Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in a Swedish hamlet in the winter snows. A young woman inveigles herself into the life of an elderly children's illustrator who lives alone in the woods. But why is she doing this? And who ultimately is deceiving whom? By the time the snow thaws both their lives have changed irrevocably.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
General fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tove Jansson
ISBN: 9780954899578 0954899571
OCLC Number: 241036886
Description: 201 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Ärliga bedragaren.
Responsibility: Tove Jansson ; translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal ; introduced by Ali Smith.

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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  Read more...

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I loved this book. It's cool in both senses of the word, understated yet exciting. When I finished it I read it all over again. The characters still haunt me. -- Ruth Rendell The True Deceiver Read more...

 
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