Still life /Published by : Fourth Estate UK/US, (London, UK :) , 2021 Physical details: 438 pages ; 24 cm. ISBN:9780008283360; 0008283362; 9780008283391.
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|New book||Melbourne Athenaeum Library||Fiction||WIN||Issued||03/10/2022||064298|
1944, in the ruined wine cellar of a Tuscan villa, as bombs fall around them, two strangers meet and share an extraordinary evening. Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier, Evelyn Skinner is a sexagenarian art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to salvage paintings from the wreckage and relive memories of the time she encountered EM Forster and had her heart stolen by an Italian maid in a particular Florentine room with a view. 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.