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#84 Still Life ~ A Love Letter to Florence: A Conversation with Sarah Winman

Saturday, April 27th Live on Zoom

10am Los Angeles and Phoenix, 1pm NY & Toronto, 6pm London, 7pm Florence

Writer Sarah Winman’s book begins in wartime Florence. It was 1944 and in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening together. Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier and one-time globe maker; Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. These two unlikely people find kindred spirits in each other and Evelyn’s talk of truth and beauty plants a seed in Ulysses’ mind that will shape the trajectory of his life – and of those who love him – for the next four decades. Moving from the Tuscan hills to the East End of London and the piazzas of Florence, Still Life is a richly peopled novel about beauty, love, family, and fate.  When asked to describe her book in one sentence, she said: “It is a story of found family and opportunity and love and the value of art.”

Sarah Winman is a British author and actress, whose debut novel,When God Was a Rabbit (2011) became an international bestseller. She grew up in Essex, England, and now lives in London. She attended the Weber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. Her second novel, A Year of Marvelous Ways, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and Tin Man was shortlisted for the Costa Novel award 2018. 

Minimum suggested donation: $20

This talk is free for Friends of Paola's Studiolo!

Look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Warmest regards,


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