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A Year of Marvellous Ways - Sarah Winman

A Year of Marvellous Ways - Sarah Winman
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Title: A Year of Marvellous Ways

Author:  Sarah Winman

ISBN:  9780755390915

Weight:  663g

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first edition, first printing

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A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman

Cornwall, 1947.  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.

The much anticipated and utterly beguiling new novel from Sarah Winman,
author of the international bestseller When God Was a Rabbit

Peer & Press Reviews

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

Fanciful imagery and beautiful prose that ebbs and flows.

The Independent

Winman excels in her sweeping prose and her unwavering theme of love in all its forms.

Stylist

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 Sugar Hall

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
Title:A Year of Marvellous Ways
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Edition background:This book comes from a limited edition (distinguished by its bright orange page edges) produced by the publisher. The books are not numbered and there is currently no information as to how many were printed. It’s likely the author only signed a small number of this edition’s print run.
Book features:Black cover with silver coloured text on spine, orange endpapers and orange decorative head and tail bands.  The text block has orange-sprayed page edges.
Jacket features:

Matt laminate finish.

It also has a ‘When God Was a Rabbit’ promotional sticker on its front (see image).  We don’t advise removing this as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.

Overall condition:Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Headline Publishing Group
Imprint:Tinder Press
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9780755390915
ISBN 10:0755390911
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:310
Size (h x w x d):223 x 145 x 30mm
Design Credits
Author photograph:Patricia Niven
Jacket design:Cabin Design
Jacket illustration:Cabin Design

Collectors Notes & Author Links

  • Winman attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television before branching out into writing in 2011.
  • Her first novel, the multi-award-winning When God Was a Rabbit, was the third bestselling debut of 2011.  It’s now available in 26 countries with combined sales of over half a million copies.
  • Tinder Press will publish Sarah’s second novel, A Year of Marvellous Ways, in June 2015.  This book looks likely to enjoy the same success as her first, having already attracted a number of rave reviews prior to its release.
  • To read more, you might like to visit Sarah Winman’s Facebook page.  This is a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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