Sarah Winman’s bestselling, critically-acclaimed debut novel WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT continues to captivate and enchant readers.
The Sunday Times bestseller
This is a book about a brother and sister.
It’s a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between.
More than anything,
it’s a book about love in all its forms.
Available together for the first time, Sarah Winman’s first two stunning novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. Discover one of the UK’s most eloquent and moving writers through her Sunday Times bestselling, critically acclaimed literary sensations.
‘Winman’s narrative voice is beautifully true’ The Times
If you’ve never read the phenomenon that is WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, now is your chance. It’s a book about a brother and sister. It’s a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between. More than anything, it’s a book about love in all its forms.
Then experience the sheer joy of A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS, a book that Rosamund Lupton described as ‘a glorious poem of a novel’. This is a story about Marvellous Ways, an eighty-nine-year-old woman who sits by a creek in Cornwall, waiting for a last adventure. It’s about Francis Drake, a young soldier who washes up there, reeling from war and broken-hearted. It’s about the magic in everyday life and the lure of the sea, and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.
Two stories. Two journeys. Two reading experiences you’ll never forget.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD
From the internationally bestselling author of WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT comes a heartbreaking celebration of love in all its forms, and the moments that illuminate the life of one man.
This is almost a love story. But it’s not as simple as that.
‘Her best novel to date’ Observer
‘An exquisitely crafted tale of love and loss’ Guardian
‘A marvel’ Sunday Express
‘Astoundingly beautiful’ Matt Haig
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.
Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of When God Was A Rabbit and A Year Of Marvellous Ways with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.
*A Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick Spring 2016*
A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the unforgettable and completely captivating new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she’s taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She’s waiting for something – she’s not sure what, but she’ll know it when she sees it.
Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man’s last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous’ creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid.
A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.