Still Life

Publisher details

Author
Sarah Winman
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Fiction
Released
07 September, 2022
ISBN
9780008529321

Still Life

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Synopsis

Voted at #10 in the Better Reading Top 100 of 2022…

From the author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a big-hearted story of people brought together by love, war, art and the ghost of E.M. Forster.

1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening.

Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the wreckage and relive 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.

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 and piazzas of Florence, to the smog of London’s East End, Still Life is a sweeping, joyful novel about beauty, love, family and fate.

Reviews

Journey through Italy: Read an Extract from Still Life by Sarah Winman

Review | Extract

8 June 2021

Journey through Italy: Read an Extract from Still Life by Sarah Winman

    Art, War and Unlikely Friendships: Read our Review of Still Life by Sarah Winman

    Review | Our Review

    7 June 2021

    Art, War and Unlikely Friendships: Read our Review of Still Life by Sarah Winman

      Sarah Winman
      About the author

      Sarah Winman

      Sarah Winman is author of When God Was a Rabbit,  A Year of Marvellous Ways and Tin Man. She lives in London.

      Books by Sarah Winman

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