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Loved the Moomins books by Tove Jansson as a child, still think the illustrations are full of character and have a slightly dark, mysterious feel.

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Far-out Finland: Tickled by Tampere, the tiny city where the Moomins play

The Moomins - a family of trolls (resembling hippos!) who live in Moominvalley in Finland. Created by Swedish writer and illustrator Tove Jansson. Turned into a TV series in the UK in the 1980s.

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Moomin wisdom: "I only want to live in peace and plant potatoes and dream!" Re-pinned by #Europass

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