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Beyond ‘whimsical escapism’: the reality behind the beloved Moomins

To escape the overriding sense of guilt which characterised my first lockdown experience, I decided to go in search of some whimsical escapism. I found myself returning to Moomin Valley, and discovered that Tove Jansson’s Moomin series offers a complex exploration of relationships, identity, and sense of place, all conveyed with an elegant balance of […]