Sarah Winman: A Year of Marvellous Ways
Wednesday June 24th
7:00 drinks in the bookshop followed by
talk, Q&A and book signing at the library at 7:30pm
To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week we are delighted to welcome Sarah Winman, author of the award-winning When God Was a Rabbit.
Start the evening at 7pm with wine and nibbles in the bookshop, then stroll round the corner to the library to hear Sarah talk about her latest novel A Year of Marvellous Ways followed by a book signing.
About the book:
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.
Tickets are £5 from the bookshop or Hungerford Library