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A Year of Marvellous Ways

A Year of Marvellous Ways

  • Title: A Year of Marvellous Ways
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  • ISBN : 9780755390922
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 320 pages


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 promis 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


Author Sarah Winman

Sarah Winman born 1964 is a British actress and author In 2011 her debut novel When God Was a Rabbit became an international bestseller and won Winman several awards including New Writer of the Year in the Galaxy National Book Awards.




A Year of Marvellous Ways Reviews (31)

  • This book is filled with imagery beautifully painted It is filled with song, the harmonies and accompaniments to a melody in the key of life These feelings can usually only be found in heart stirring poetry, yet they are found throughout this moving story written in prose.An old woman at the end of [..]

  • What a dream I hadPressed in organdyClothed in crinoline of smoky BurgundySofter than the rain I wandered empty streets downPast the shop displaysI heard cathedral bellsTripping down the alleywaysAs I walked on For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her, Simon Garfunkel, Songwriters Paul S [..]

  • A charming, magical read The writing is superb, almost poetical and the characters well developed Marvellous Ways is a kind, caring but strong and wise woman A healer in many ways, but to a degree she is also naive, sheltered from the world, but that makes her even appealing as a character and vuln [..]

  • This is a difficult book to review Those readers who enjoy beautiful sentences and lyrical writing will rave about it Those who just want a good story will struggle to get into it I had to keep re reading bits as I keep losing the thread of the tale And I m still not sure I understood what happened [..]

  • This is such a beautiful book In some ways it reminded me of Ben Okri s A Famished Road I thoroughly enjoyed it It s one of those very special books that is beautifully written and has a great story I absolutely loved it. [..]

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