Tin Man

Tin Man

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 22/03/2018
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Tin Man
A story about love and all its potential
In her signature lyrical prose, Winman transports you into the lives of her characters - a world of vibrant colour and family, as well as crushing loneline... READ MORE
Elizabeth (Llandudno)


Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards Novel Award

Something good in a day of bad.

One of those rare novels that lives on long after the last page; Sarah Winman’s power to fully inhabit her characters only seems to deepen, and this is a novel that almost stings with truth.

It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things.

And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable. And the boys become men, and then Annie walks into their lives, and it changes nothing and everything.

Ellis, Michael and Annie, three points in a poignant triangle of loss and longing, a story of paths taken and the regrets that can haunt forever. Masterclass stuff from the author of When God was a Rabbit.

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755390977
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 163g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 198 x 14 mm

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Tin Man
Raw and heartfelt
There are certain books which I’m really excited to read, and yet I have to wait until I’m in the right mood. In August I went to an event in my hometown w... READ MORE
Marianne Dugdale
Tin Man
An ok although underwhelming read
I realise this book has received a lot of positive praise and I certainly wouldn't say it was no good but I did feel a little underwhelmed by this book. Th... READ MORE
Isla Scott
Tin Man
Heartfelt, intimate, stunning
I absolutely loved this book - it really struck me on a very personal level and I've been recommending it to everyone
Gabriel B.
Tin Man
Slim and poignant novel set in largely in OXFORD (and the South of France)
A slim novel that charts the friendship – nay, something deeper, the relationship – between Ellis and Michael, and then Annie when she becomes Ellis’s wife... READ MORE