• Publication date: 27 Jul 2017
• Publisher: Tinder Press
Source: My own copy
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD
The beautiful and heartbreaking new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT.
‘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.
My Thoughts & Review
I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Winman at the North Cornwall book festival recently where she very kindly signed my book.
I listened to her interview at the festival shared by author Patrick Gale and BBC Radio 4 journalist James Noughty.
The author advised me to read the book in one sitting, which I did recently. It’s a shortish book but a really enjoyable one. I can’t give too much description because it would give away too much of the delightful story.
The book was really a joy to read. The relationship and dynamics between the few people in the book are exquisitely drawn and described. The prose is elegant and delightful. I was sorry to come to the end and when I closed the final page I stroked and hugged the book. (Yes, I’m a Secret book stroker and hugger) Will definitely read this again.
About The Author
Sarah Winman grew up in Essex. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT is her first novel. She lives in London.