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Preceding ‘The Bridge’ and ‘Borgen’ by some seventy years, British public imagination was excited by another Scandinavian invasion. The Moomins, trolls with amazingly plump bellies, upwardly mobile prominent snouts, and white sexless bodies, created by Tove Jansson, helped the spirits of many UK citizens to overcome the despair and hideous legacy of World War II.
This year, 2014, is the centenary of Tove Jansson’s birth in 1914 to bohemian Finnish parents. Her father was a well-known sculptor and her mother was an illustrator, who co-founded the Girl Guide movement in Sweden.
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