Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Thursday 1 December 2022

Still Life – Sarah Winman

Event Details

Date: 26/09/2022 | Venue: The Black Buoy
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Reading Group Supper at the Black Buoy Monday Sept 26th... Bookings open with new menu at the end of August

Still Life – Sarah Winman

‘From the author of When God was a Rabbit and Tin Man, Still Life is a big-hearted story of the families we forge and the friendships that make us.’

1944, Italy. As bombs fall around them, two strangers meet in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa and share an extraordinary evening.

Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner a 64-year-old art historian living life on her own terms. She has come to salvage paintings from the wreckage of war and relive memories of her youth when her heart was stolen by an Italian maid in a particular room with a view. Ulysses’ chance encounter with Evelyn will transform his life – and all those who love him back home in London – forever.

Uplifting, sweeping and full of unforgettable characters, Still Life is a novel about beauty, love, family and friendship.

‘Winman’s pages teem with boisterous, exuberant life’ Sunday Times



New Menu
26th Sept 2022


Spiced Lamb Rump with Nicoise potatoes, tender stem broccoli and Mint and caper butter sauce

Oven Baked Monk Fish in a Herb Crumb, with Ratatouille, sauteed garlic spinach and Chorizo sauce

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto with Pesto oil, shaved Parmesan and Rocket (V Ve)


Raspberry Creme Brulee with homemade Shortbread

Blueberry and Almond Tart with Chantilly Cream

Cheeseboard – a selection of locally sourced cheeses with Chutney, Biscuits, Grapes and Celery

Fresh Fruit Salad


Glass of Red Wine

Glass of White Wine

Soft Drink


Bookings closed