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Publisher Description

THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME
WINNER OF THE INWORDS LITERARY AWARD

‘Sheer joy' Graham Norton

‘Utterly beautiful … filled with hope’ Joanna Cannon, author of Three Things About Elsie

Winner of Dymocks 2021 Book of the Year!

‘A bear-hug of a book’ Rachel Joyce, author of Miss Benson’s Beetle

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.

‘Four course nourishment for all Winman fans’ Patrick Gale, author of Take Nothing With You

‘Extraordinary . . . my book of the year’ Liz Nugent, author of Our Little Cruelties

‘The kind of story that bolsters the heart and soul’ Donal Ryan, author of Strange Flowers

Sunday Times bestseller 09/06/2021

About the author

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2021
1 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Fourth Estate
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

R@W-D ,

Lived up to all my expectations.

Fabulous as always. Funny, magical, moving…..I have loved ALL Sarah Winman’s books and her latest truly lived up to all my expectations. A real treat to read on holiday.

Tiggy jay ,

Still life

A beautiful book and one of the best I have ever read. The emotions engendered by Sarah Winmans' insightful writing have taken root in my Solar plexus and they refuse be ignored. She shows us the true value of friendship, the endurance of love and the joy to be found in art, music, theatre and nature - joy that 'feeds the soul', a recurring theme in this masterpiece. I have cried at so many reminders of what is important in this short time we have on earth and I'm determined to see more, do more, love more and be more, inspired by this great author.

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