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A Year of Marvellous Ways

From the bestselling author of STILL LIFE
  • Author
    • Sarah Winman
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From the author of STILL LIFE, TIN MAN and WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT.

'Will stand the test of time' Irish Examiner
'Beautiful prose that ebbs and flows' Independent
'A Year of Marvellous Ways is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter'
Patrick Gale


This is a story about Marvellous Ways, an eighty-nine-year-old woman who lives alone in a remote Cornish creek, spending her days sitting by the river, peering through a telescope. And it's about Francis Drake, a young soldier who washes up in her creek, shattered by war and broken-hearted. It's about the magic in everyday life and the lure 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.
  • Published: Jan 05 2023
  • Pages: 336
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780755390939
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Press Reviews

  • Patrick Gale, author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER

    A Year of Marvellous Ways is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter
  • Rosamund Lupton, author of SISTER

    A glorious poem of a novel - a story to read slowly and to marvel at the beauty of it
  • Hannah Beckerman, author of THE DEAD WIFE’S HANDBOOK

    The sense of magic infused through the novel casts a spell over the reader that makes you not want to put the book down until you've turned the final page
  • Emma Hooper, author of ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES

    A book to savour, to read in wonderful, rich little bits like dark chocolate. Winman's prose is poetry, with a rhythm, a heartbeat, that carries you through like music
  • Tiffany Murray, author of DIAMOND STAR HALO and SUGAR HALL

    Yet again Sarah Winman has written a beautiful, beautiful novel. A Year of Marvellous Ways will hypnotise, seduce, until you can do nothing but pick it up and read it again
  • Independent
    Fanciful imagery and beautiful prose that ebbs and flows
  • Stylist
    Winman excels in her sweeping prose and her unwavering theme of love in all its forms
  • Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month)
    One to read slowly so you can savour every beautiful sentence
  • Woman & Home
    Moving... offbeat and memorable
  • Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
    Beautifully written
  • Sunday Express, S Magazine
    The book demonstrates vividly how we need family around us, whether homegrown or grafted, to live our fullest lives... By the end of this novel, we too belong in the world of Marvellous Ways
  • The Times
    In this warm, kindly novel, the sea is both magical and healing. Lovely
  • Irish Times
    A truly enchanting book
  • Toronto Star
    A breathtaking reading experience... a beautiful book that is unafraid to reveal the ugliness of the world
  • Metro
    She is particularly good at bringing the sensations of landscape to bear - its smell, sound and look - and in Marvellous has created a character of warmth and eccentricity
  • Daily Record
    The stories are touching and the twist of magical realism lends them a joyful, fairytale element
  • Mitford Society Summer Reads
    What struck me was Winman's gorgeous imagery, beautiful passages and imaginative storytelling. Quirky and slightly hairbrained, A Year of Marvellous Ways is an unforgettable book
  • Observer
    A gripping waiting game ... The novel's surprising denouement is also well worth the wait
  • Irish Examiner
    A lavish and clever read which will stand the test of time
  • Patrick Gale, author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER

    A Year of Marvellous Ways is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter
  • Rosamund Lupton, author of SISTER

    A glorious poem of a novel - a story to read slowly and to marvel at the beauty of it
  • Hannah Beckerman, author of THE DEAD WIFE’S HANDBOOK

    The sense of magic infused through the novel casts a spell over the reader that makes you not want to put the book down until you've turned the final page
  • Emma Hooper, author of ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES

    A book to savour, to read in wonderful, rich little bits like dark chocolate. Winman's prose is poetry, with a rhythm, a heartbeat, that carries you through like music
  • Tiffany Murray, author of DIAMOND STAR HALO and SUGAR HALL

    Yet again Sarah Winman has written a beautiful, beautiful novel. A Year of Marvellous Ways will hypnotise, seduce, until you can do nothing but pick it up and read it again
  • Independent
    Fanciful imagery and beautiful prose that ebbs and flows
  • Stylist
    Winman excels in her sweeping prose and her unwavering theme of love in all its forms
  • Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month)
    One to read slowly so you can savour every beautiful sentence
  • Woman & Home
    Moving... offbeat and memorable
  • Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
    Beautifully written
  • Sunday Express, S Magazine
    The book demonstrates vividly how we need family around us, whether homegrown or grafted, to live our fullest lives... By the end of this novel, we too belong in the world of Marvellous Ways
  • The Times
    In this warm, kindly novel, the sea is both magical and healing. Lovely
  • Irish Times
    A truly enchanting book
  • Toronto Star
    A breathtaking reading experience... a beautiful book that is unafraid to reveal the ugliness of the world
  • Metro
    She is particularly good at bringing the sensations of landscape to bear - its smell, sound and look - and in Marvellous has created a character of warmth and eccentricity
  • Daily Record
    The stories are touching and the twist of magical realism lends them a joyful, fairytale element
  • Mitford Society Summer Reads
    What struck me was Winman's gorgeous imagery, beautiful passages and imaginative storytelling. Quirky and slightly hairbrained, A Year of Marvellous Ways is an unforgettable book
  • Observer
    A gripping waiting game ... The novel's surprising denouement is also well worth the wait
  • Irish Examiner
    A lavish and clever read which will stand the test of time
  • Patrick Gale, author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER

    A Year of Marvellous Ways is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter
  • Rosamund Lupton, author of SISTER

    A glorious poem of a novel - a story to read slowly and to marvel at the beauty of it
  • Hannah Beckerman, author of THE DEAD WIFE’S HANDBOOK

    The sense of magic infused through the novel casts a spell over the reader that makes you not want to put the book down until you've turned the final page
  • Emma Hooper, author of ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES

    A book to savour, to read in wonderful, rich little bits like dark chocolate. Winman's prose is poetry, with a rhythm, a heartbeat, that carries you through like music
  • Tiffany Murray, author of DIAMOND STAR HALO and SUGAR HALL

    Yet again Sarah Winman has written a beautiful, beautiful novel. A Year of Marvellous Ways will hypnotise, seduce, until you can do nothing but pick it up and read it again
  • Independent
    Fanciful imagery and beautiful prose that ebbs and flows
  • Stylist
    Winman excels in her sweeping prose and her unwavering theme of love in all its forms
  • Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month)
    One to read slowly so you can savour every beautiful sentence
  • Woman & Home
    Moving... offbeat and memorable
  • Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine
    Beautifully written
  • Sunday Express, S Magazine
    The book demonstrates vividly how we need family around us, whether homegrown or grafted, to live our fullest lives... By the end of this novel, we too belong in the world of Marvellous Ways
  • The Times
    In this warm, kindly novel, the sea is both magical and healing. Lovely
  • Irish Times
    A truly enchanting book
  • Toronto Star
    A breathtaking reading experience... a beautiful book that is unafraid to reveal the ugliness of the world
  • Metro
    She is particularly good at bringing the sensations of landscape to bear - its smell, sound and look - and in Marvellous has created a character of warmth and eccentricity
  • Daily Record
    The stories are touching and the twist of magical realism lends them a joyful, fairytale element
  • Mitford Society Summer Reads
    What struck me was Winman's gorgeous imagery, beautiful passages and imaginative storytelling. Quirky and slightly hairbrained, A Year of Marvellous Ways is an unforgettable book
  • Observer
    A gripping waiting game ... The novel's surprising denouement is also well worth the wait
  • Irish Examiner
    A lavish and clever read which will stand the test of time