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An Evening with Sarah Winman

An Evening with Sarah Winman

Posted on 28th May, 2022
Category: Events, News

Maldon Books is delighted to welcome Sarah Winman, the bestselling author of four novels, for an evening discussion and signing.


We’re so pleased to welcome Sarah Winman to Maldon on Thursday 9th June for a discussion on her most recent novel (and one of our current bestsellers!) Still Life. Sarah has authored four fantastic novels, including When God Was a RabbitA Year of Marvellous Ways and The Tin Man. She 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.


A captivating, bighearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster, by the celebrated author of Tin Man.

Tuscany, 1944: As Allied troops advance and bombs fall around deserted villages, a young English soldier, Ulysses Temper, finds himself in the wine cellar of a deserted villa. There, he has a chance encounter with Evelyn Skinner, a middle-aged art historian who has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the ruins and recall long-forgotten memories of her own youth. In each other, Ulysses and Evelyn find a kindred spirit amidst the rubble of war-torn Italy, and set off on a course of events that will shape Ulysses’s life for the next four decades.

As Ulysses returns home to London, reimmersing himself in his crew at The Stoat and Parot—a motley mix of pub crawlers and eccentrics—he carries his time in Italy with him. And when an unexpected inheritance brings him back to where it all began, Ulysses knows better than to tempt fate, and returns to the Tuscan hills.

With beautiful prose, extraordinary tenderness, and bursts of humor and light, Still Life is a sweeping portrait of unforgettable individuals who come together to make a family, and a deeply drawn celebration of beauty and love in all its forms.

As always, this event will take place upstairs at 7.30pm in The Blue Boar’s function room, The Long Room. Tickets are £5 each, and can be purchased via EventBrite here or directly in the shop. Please use your receipt of purchase as your ticket. The book, and Sarah’s other books, will also be available to purchase at the event, with the opportunity to have your book signed by the author too. If you have any queries, please do get in touch with us directly. Our telephone number is 01621 854968, or feel free to email