To celebrate the release of Sarah Winman’s highly anticipated new novel, Still Life, we are excited to announce two special events…
BOOK CLUB: Wednesday 2 June
Join us to discuss Sarah Winman’s first novel When God Was a Rabbit.
When God Was a Rabbit is a beautiful story spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards. It is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down to its bare bones, it’s about the unbreakable bond between a brother and sister.
Tickets $10, includes wine and nibbles.
PLEASE NOTE: We will be operating according to COVID-safe regulations. Attendees will be expected to check-in on arrival. In the interests of keeping everyone safe, we ask that you do not attend if you are unwell.
AUTHOR TALK: Wednesday 2 June
TICKETS $10 or pre-order the book through us by 31 May for a complementary ticket.
Still Life (RRP $33) will be available in-store after 2 June 2021.
Pre-order online or call us on 03 5975 5034.
About the book…
Still Life is a big-hearted story of people brought together by love, war, art and the ghost of E.M. Forster. We just need to know what the heart’s capable of, Evelyn. And do you know what it’s capable of? I do. Grace and fury.
1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as the Allied troops advance and bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together. 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. These two unlikely people find kindred spirits in each other and 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, richly-peopled novel about beauty, love, family and fate.