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Sarah Winman is the author of three novels, Tin Man, A Year of Marvelous Ways and When God Was a Rabbit. She grew up in the Essex and now lives in the London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts and went on to act on the stage, film and television.

Sarah Winman born on December 24, year 1964 in Ilford, Essex is a British author and actress.

In year 2011, Winman’s debut novel When God Was a Rabbit became an international bestseller and earned Winman multiple awards, including the New Writer of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards.

Winman’s second novel, A Year of Marvellous Ways, was published on June 18, year 2015.

Winman’s third novel, Tin Man, was published on July 27, year 2017 and was shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Book Awards.

Winman’s fourth novel was Still Life, published on June 1, year 2021.

BookStill Life
AuthorSarah Winman
LanguageEnglish
Size1.5 MB
Pages448
CategoryNovel

Still Life Book PDF download for free

Still Life Book PDF download for free

1944, Italy. With bombs falling all around them, two strangers meet in the dilapidated basement of a Tuscan villa and spend an extraordinary evening.

Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner, a 64-year-old art historian living her life on her own terms. She has come to salvage paintings from the remnants of war and rekindle memories of her youth when an Italian maid stole her heart in a private room with a view. Ulysses’ chance meeting with Evelyn will forever change his life and the lives of everyone who loves him in London.

Uplifting, stirring and full of unforgettable characters, Still Life is a novel about beauty, love, family and friendship.

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Sarah Winman’s Still Life was just released today, June 1st, with the 4th Estate and has been described as “a beautiful, generous, richly padded story”. Probably one of the most difficult books I’ve ever tried to put into words, Still Life took me on a journey to a very special place. It’s a book that put an arrow deep in my heart and mind, a book I will cherish, a book I will cherish. There are many, many accolades for this great book, but it’s Patrick Gale’s words that I think best sum up my thoughts on this fast-paced novel.

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“A playful and Maupinesque exploration of family of choice and their possibilities. Four-course nutrition for all Winman fans, uses big-hearted storytelling in a fast-paced historical journey to celebrate love in all available colors.

Evelyn Skinner is an art historian with a passion for the Florence, a passion for the Italy. Over the years she has visited this city many times and has always returned to this city that captured her heart as a young woman, just before growing up. Now in her sixties and during World War II, Evelyn is back in the Tuscan hills for somewhat dubious reasons. There he meets Ulises Temper. He is a young English soldier with a deep character who attracts Evelyn.

The screeching of the birds overhead delighted him. He and she had traveled hundreds of miles north, against all odds, to arrive at this place and time (the swifts in late March and he in June) and the catalog of near misses or lucky escapes that had accompanied their voyage across Africa. Sicily and the Adriatic above would have amazed priests and astrologers alike. Something was watching him. Why not a swift?

She sees something in Ulysses, this fellow traveler through life, and falls in love with this elderly lady. Their relationship is one of the thoughts, and while brief, their connection remains strong, yet in the years that followed, “only their thoughts kept time.” An elegant two-tiered shoe created from a stencil found on the edge of a Tuscan street.

Ulysses Temper is a caring soul, a man who only thinks about others in his life, which is why people are drawn to him. Chance intervenes and in the post-war years Ulysses’ life changes course from the streets of London’s East End to the squares of Florence. An exciting new life is at hand and Ulysses, never alone, comes to “a quiet realization that if he had died without seeing any other corner of the planet, his life would have been shorter”. Carving a new path for himself amidst the ashes of this post-war era, we travel alongside Ulysses as he embraces and begins to understand this Florentine life

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Still Life is also the story of the diverse, eccentric and absolutely outstanding characters that accompany both Evelyn and Ulysses through life. The dialogue, the twist, the moments captured are beautifully rendered with an expert pen that truly knows its audience. I loved every word, every description, every occurrence of this amazing novel.

I traveled to Tuscany with my husband many years ago. We spent two weeks near the town of Pontassieve, outside of Florence, and I vividly remember that feeling of complete stunned feeling as I exited the Santa Maria Novella train station. Florence is something special. The people, the food, the architecture, the art, the smells, the incredible views from the Boboli Gardens and climbing to the top of the Duomo, the famous Last Judgment frescoes are almost within reach. I get goosebumps when I think of those who walked the narrow streets before us. Florence is full of history. Every twist reveals something special. A feast for the senses in every way and reading Still Life brought me back there.

I traveled to Tuscany with my husband many years ago. We spent two weeks near the town of Pontassieve, outside of Florence, and I vividly remember that feeling of complete stunned feeling as I exited the Santa Maria Novella train station. Florence is something special. The people, the food, the architecture, the art, the smells, the incredible views from the Boboli Gardens and climbing to the top of the Duomo, the famous Last Judgment frescoes are almost within reach. I get goosebumps when I think of those who walked the narrow streets before us. Florence is full of history. Every twist reveals something special. A feast for the senses in every way and reading Still Life brought me back there.

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Sarah Winman includes in her story a cameo appearance by author EM Forster before he wrote his famous novel A Room with a View. Evelyn recalls a time from her youth when their paths crossed as guests at a certain boarding house in Florence during her own formative years.

He was a fledgling scholar, if I remember correctly. Covered by the placenta of graduation: shy, awkward, you know the type. Enter the world without experience”

Evelyn’s memories and descriptions bring all guests at this hotel to life, like an Oscar Wilde play unfolding as you turn the pages. Evelyn is a mysterious person in many ways, and it is this enigmatic quality that draws everyone to her. She is generous with her time, gratuitously with her advice. She is a wonderful person. She is a very special person.

Still Life is truly an exceptionally beautiful and charming read, filled with a spectacular cast and a story deftly interwoven from a war-torn Florentine countryside to the streets of post-war London and across decades through a social and cultural history of Italy. . I just adored this book, this great writing that sums up everything I love about a book and more. There are many words one could use to describe this gem, but I’ll stick with exquisite because I truly believe it is.

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