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Tin Man - Sarah Winman

Paperback Published: 25th July 2017
ISBN: 9780755390960
Number Of Pages: 288

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The unforgettable and achingly tender new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller When God Was A Rabbit and the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller A Year of Marvelous Ways.

It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things.

And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael,

who are inseparable.

And the boys become men,

and then Annie walks into their lives,

and it changes nothing and everything.

Tin Man sees Sarah Winman follow the acclaimed success of When God Was A Rabbit and A Year of Marvelous Ways with a love letter to human kindness and friendship, loss and living.

Review by Ben Hunter

This is a tender and moving novel that richly rewards the reader with language and honesty. I was won over from the outset, and everyone I've talked to about this book is incapable of faulting it. Moving elegantly from life to life, the economic prose inhabits the realms of kindness and loss that define us. The protagonist, Ellis, becomes completely tangible for the reader. I feel like I've sat down and had long conversations with him.

Please read Tin Man. Emotions will be stirred, sentences will be quoted, and this little yellow book will become a part of your life.

About the Author

Sarah Winman grew up in Essex and now lives in London. She attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to act in theatre, film and television. She has written three novels, When God Was A Rabbit, A Year of Marvelous Ways and Tin Man.




I was expecting another "When God was a Rabbit", which I thoroughly enjoyed.I so wanted to like this book but it just fell short.Maybe it needs a re-read.

Lake Heights,NSW


Compelling reading


Captivating. Compelling. Surprising. I love how Winman catches the reader by surprise with tiny details that change the whole story. Loved the Van Gogh references given he's my favourite artist. No spoilers here, just a wonderfully sad story about relationships and the passage of time. Highly recommended.

Mitcham, Victoria, Australia




Sickened me a bit. I'm not homophobic but I don'y like reading about homosexual acts.

Iluka, New South Wales


Interesting and insightful


Great book to make me stop and think. Interesting and relevant themes which intertwine. Took my time to read. Will definitely read more from this author !

Melbourne australia


A Beautiful Book


Wished this book was twice the size. I marvelled at the authors subtle way of developing the plot and the wonderful characters with so few words. Loved it loved it loved it!



Tin Man

3.4 5


A Year of Marvellous Ways is like Dylan Thomas given a sexy rewrite by Angela Carter - Patrick Gale

Praise for Sarah Winman: 'Captivating...rendered with an appealing frankness, precision and emotional acuity' - Observer

Beautifully true... A superb debut - The Times

Beautiful prose that ebbs and flows - Independent

Winman excels in her sweeping prose and her unwavering theme of love in all its forms - Stylist

A truly enchanting book - Irish Times

Beautifully written - Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine

A powerful look at how people can love one another - Woman's Day

ISBN: 9780755390960
ISBN-10: 0755390962
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 25th July 2017
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1