On Monday 11th July, at 3pm, we are lucky to be welcoming best-selling author (and former Sherborne school girl) Santa Montefiore back to Sherborne for an afternoon tea at the beautiful Butterfly Rooms in Castle Gardens, where she will be talking about her new book.
Give us a call on 01935 816128 to buy tickets. Wayne
An Italian Girl in Brooklyn by Santa Montefiore
New York, 1979.
It is Thanksgiving and Evelina has her close family and beloved friends gathered around, her heart weighted with gratitude for what she has and regret for what she has given up. She has lived in America for more than 30 years, but she is still Italian in her soul.
Northern Italy, 1934.
Evelina leads a sheltered life with her parents and siblings in a villa of fading grandeur. When her elder sister Benedetta marries a banker, to suit her father’s wishes rather than her own, Evelina swears that she will never marry out of duty. She knows nothing of romantic love, but when she meets Ezra, son of the local dressmaker, her heart recognises it like an old friend.
Evelina wants these carefree days to last forever. She wants to bask in sunshine, beauty and love and pay no heed to the grey clouds gathering on the horizon. But nothing lasts forever. The shadows of war are darkening over Europe and precious lives are under threat …
In 2022 Winstone’s celebrates ten years as Sherborne’s independent bookseller.
Winstone’s has won the British Book Awards South West Bookseller of the Year four times and was winner of the Independent Bookseller of the Year national award in 2016. Owner Wayne Winstone was previously one of the three judges for the Costa Prize for Fiction, and in 2018 Wayne was selected as one of the top 100 people in the Bookseller’s Most Influential Figures listing.