Still Life: Signed Edition (Hardback)Sarah Winman (author)
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From the author of When God Was a Rabbit comes the enchanting tale of an unlikely friendship between a British soldier and an alleged spy in a wartime Tuscany ripe with colour and the ghosts of the past.
Signed edition with exclusive stencilled edge.
A standard edition is available here.
By the bestselling, prize-winning author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a beautiful, big-hearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood... and the ghost of E.M. Forster.
We just need to know what the heart's capable of, Evelyn
And do you know what it's capable of?
I do. Grace and fury.
It is 1944 and in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as the Allied troops advance and bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together.
Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier and one-time globe-maker, Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins and relive her memories of the time she encountered EM Forster and had her heart stolen by an Italian maid in a particular Florentine room with a view.
These two unlikely people find kindred spirits in each other and Evelyn's talk of truth and beauty plants a seed in Ulysses mind that will shape the trajectory of his life - and of those who love him - for the next four decades.
Moving from the Tuscan Hills, to the smog of the East End and the piazzas of Florence, Still Life is a sweeping, joyful, richly-peopled novel about beauty, love, family and fate.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 mm
'The writing is powerful and yet understated, whether in Winman's observations about relationships or her evocations of landscapes. With her skilful command of language and deep emotional insight, Winman has produced in the exquisitely crafted Tin Man her best novel to date.' - The Observer
'This is an astoundingly beautiful book. It drips with tenderness. It breaks your heart and warms it all at once.' - Matt Haig
'Tin Man is a marvel, full of love, longing and loss, huge emotions described in such a beautifully understated way that their impact is all the more powerful.' - S Magazine
'An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss.' - The Guardian
'It's exquisite. There are stories you just feel privileged to read. Sarah's writing breaks you and heals you, all in the same moment, and I haven't been so moved, and so in love with a book and its characters in a very long time.' - Joanna Cannon
'Tin Man may be a short novel, at just 195 pages, but it packs an enormous punch.' - The Independent
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