Skip to main content

Still Life

by Sarah Winman

It’s 1944, somewhere in the Italian countryside, when Evelyn Skinner and Ulysses Temper first meet. He’s a 24 year-old soldier and she’s a 64 year-old art historian who is in Italy to help salvage works of art damaged during the war. Evelyn tells Ulysses that he must visit Florence before he leaves Italy, and it is that visit that will change the course of his life. Moving back and forth from Florence to London. Still Life is the story of the creation of a family of friends. It’s a celebration of beauty and art in all its forms. Wise, witty, and told with such a huge heart, this is a book to fall absolutely in love with! – Diana