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Still Life

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/03/2022
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Still Life
Art is Life
A few pages into this novel gave me the rare deep comfort you feel when you find yourself in the hands of an accomplished author. Still Life is a warm and ... READ MORE
Jo at Greenwich
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An absolute joy!
This book is an absolute joy and I implore you to read it! I Have always loved Sarah Winman’s writing, especially ‘When God Was a Rabbit’ but this is my ne... READ MORE
Amanda Donovan, Wells
Still Life
“You’d want to be with them. . . . You’d want to be part of them.” And You So Very Do
Ulysses Temper meets Evelyn Skinner in Florence in 1944. She's an art historian, he's a foot soldier. Something connects them and their meeting leaves a de... READ MORE
Katy Wheatley
Still Life
Escape to Italy...
Ulysses Temper is a young solder and Evelyn Skinner is a 64 year old art historian. They meet during World War II, as the fighting rumbles through Tuscany,... READ MORE
RONNIE
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I want to be part of this book!
I enjoyed every page of this book. What a wonderful world and bunch of characters has Sarah Winman created. I wish I was part of the book and the character... READ MORE
cat books travel
Still Life
The uplifting read we need at the moment!
Initially, I read the first couple of pages and wasn't immediately hooked but so many people had mentioned this book to me that I thought I'd push through ... READ MORE
Selena, Guildford
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Beautiful soul lifting book
This book lifted my spirits, a ba for the soul. Firstly I love how Winman writes, almost like someone is narrating a tale to you with unusual punctuation b... READ MORE
cat books travel
Still Life
This book will stay with me for the rest of my life.
I whole heartedly believe that everyone should read this book before they die and do not exaggerate when I say that I have thought about it every day since... READ MORE
Ria

Synopsis

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for March 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.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008283391
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 400g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm

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Still Life
Uplifting read
Still Life is a truly uplifting read, it is a beautifully written story about love, family and friends. I fell in love with all of the characters and the ... READ MORE
Hayley RIGBY
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Joyous
Wish I was still in the company of Ulysses and Evelyn, Peg, Alys and all, I am missing them. This is joyous, a canter through the 20th century with landmar... READ MORE
Heather Nazmdeh
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A most wonderful book
This book is still with me months after I read it. I was really sad to finish it. The struggling post-war East End of London and beautiful sunlit Floren... READ MORE
Cath Collins
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Luminous!
Well, book has literally seared itself into my heart. I thought it is the most beautifully written book - interestingly, there are no speech marks througho... READ MORE
Farmer Giles
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A joy
This book is a joy. Anovel about love, life and friendships that endure over the years. Full of unforgettable characters, even an Amozian Blue parrot who... READ MORE
Marilyn Stanley
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Brilliant
I found this book so heartwarming and funny. Of course some of the story lines are a little ridiculous but it adds to the charm of the characters and the b... READ MORE
Esme
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A privilege to read
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. You immediately become invested in the characters and their stories & you find yourself immersed in a world whe... READ MORE
Nick Leadbeater
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An Italian escape
A well researched and magical escape to beautiful Firenze. A book which spans several decades can often have moment where the pace dips but this was an enc... READ MORE
Victoria  Shell
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Life in all its glory
'Still Life' by Sarah Winman (4th Estate Press, 2022) is a sweeping novel set across two countries and several decades, following the lives of numerous ch... READ MORE
Laura Besley
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Still reading Still Life
This book is so beguiling that I am reading it more and more slowly because I can't bear to finish it.
Judy Jacques
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Exquisite
I loved this book, such a descriptive story. I felt I knew every character intimately It left me aching to revisit Florence, a city I hadn't really apprec... READ MORE
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Still Life by Sarah Winman
I have read many, many books this year and I can say with no doubt in my mind that Still Life has been my absolute favourite. It's full of a widely diverse... READ MORE
Clare Gabriel
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Unputdownable
Having been a fan of Sarah Winman from reading; 'When God Was a Rabbit' and 'Tin Man' I was interested to read Still Life. Suffice to say the book did not ... READ MORE
Connor Roxburgh
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Absolutely the best
I loved it from the very first word to the last. I burst out laughing so many times and found myself sobbing on many occasions. It’s extremely well written... READ MORE
West bridgford
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A ripping yarn!
What a cracker! Enjoyed every page! I’d recommend this book to anyone. The author has a terrific sense of humour and has an uncanny gift for storytelling. ... READ MORE
Peter Van Minnen
Still Life
Look through a painting and you'll love what you see
I’ve just caught up with Still Life and what a worthwhile destination! I know little about art and art history, but, like so many people I suppose, I ‘kno... READ MORE
Mark Rasdall
Still Life
Contender for my book of the year...
Still Life starts during WW2 when a chance meeting between Ulysses and Evelyn transforms the both of them. They talk love and art and each go their separat... READ MORE
Charlotte Chase
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Still Life by Sarah Winman
Simply Meraviglioso. La Vita è Bella! Wrap your heart in Sunshine and Italian Charm. From England to Italy with Love
Luigi Ramon