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A Year of Marvellous Ways

By Sarah Winman

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A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT

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.

Biographical Notes

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. She has written two novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS.

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  • ISBN: 9781472235251
  • Publication date: 31 Dec 2015
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Tinder Press
Fanciful imagery and beautiful prose that ebbs and flows — Independent
Winman excels in her sweeping prose and her unwavering theme of love in all its forms — Stylist
Beautifully written — Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
One to read slowly so you can savour every beautiful sentence — Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month)
A lavish and clever read which will stand the test of time — Irish Examiner
Moving... offbeat and memorable — Woman & Home
A Year of Marvellous Ways is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter — Patrick Gale, author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER
A glorious poem of a novel - a story to read slowly and to marvel at the beauty of it — Rosamund Lupton, author of SISTER
Yet again Sarah Winman has written a beautiful, beautiful novel. A Year of Marvellous Ways will hypnotise, seduce, until you can do nothing but pick it up and read it again — Tiffany Murray, author of DIAMOND STAR HALO and SUGAR HALL
A gripping waiting game ... The novel's surprising denouement is also well worth the wait — Observer
In this warm, kindly novel, the sea is both magical and healing. Lovely — The Times
The book demonstrates vividly how we need family around us, whether homegrown or grafted, to live our fullest lives... By the end of this novel, we too belong in the world of Marvellous Ways — Sunday Express, S Magazine
The sense of magic infused through the novel casts a spell over the reader that makes you not want to put the book down until you've turned the final page — Hannah Beckerman, author of THE DEAD WIFE’S HANDBOOK
A book to savour, to read in wonderful, rich little bits like dark chocolate. Winman's prose is poetry, with a rhythm, a heartbeat, that carries you through like music — Emma Hooper, author of ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES
A truly enchanting book — Irish Times
A breathtaking reading experience... a beautiful book that is unafraid to reveal the ugliness of the world — Toronto Star
She is particularly good at bringing the sensations of landscape to bear - its smell, sound and look - and in Marvellous has created a character of warmth and eccentricity — Metro
The stories are touching and the twist of magical realism lends them a joyful, fairytale element — Daily Record
What struck me was Winman's gorgeous imagery, beautiful passages and imaginative storytelling. Quirky and slightly hairbrained, A Year of Marvellous Ways is an unforgettable book — Mitford Society Summer Reads
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