I missed this wonderful documentary when it was shown on Boxing Day, but luckily it is still available on iPlayer (until 16th January). I urge you to watch it, if you haven't already.
Fascinating and inspiring, the documentary contains interviews with her family and friends, original cinefilm footage, hand-written letters and excerpts from the Moomins and her other books, building up a portrait of a remarkable woman.
The last part concentrates on her summers spent at the little cabin which she built on a remote Finnish island, Klovharu. The footage of her time here is particularly magical - scenes of Tove swimming in the clear blue sea with a floral crown on her head, or dancing around with a rotund black cat, or rowing up to the island in the small wooden boat will stay with me for some time.
I've mentioned my love of small cabins before... did I also mention there are some beauties on Portland? I spotted these when we went last week.
This last one really gets me. It's got a woodburning stove in it! And don't worry, there is a window on the other side. I find myself browsing the huts for sale, idly of an evening...