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WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD 2016

SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS' CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016

FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016

 

In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. When the watch saves Thaniel's life in a blast that destroys Scotland Yard, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori - a kind, lonely Japanese immigrant. Meanwhile, Grace Carrow is sneaking into an Oxford library, desperate to prove the existence of the luminiferous ether before her mother can force her to marry.

As the lives of these three characters become entwined, events spiral out of control until Thaniel is torn between loyalties, futures and opposing geniuses.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

£8.99Price
  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781408854310

    Publisher: Bloomsbury

  • 'Forget steampunk. Welcome to tickpunk. Part Susanna Clarke, part Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a delightful read that benefits from wonderfully colourful characters and a lyrical prose style full of esoteric detail. A compelling read,' ― SFX Magazine.


    'Historical fiction, magic realism and elements of gothic fiction combine in this ambitious debut ... This is accomplished writing from Natasha Pulley, whose imagination shines through,' ― Irish Times.


    'Pulley's electrifying debut is a triumph of speculative fiction. It captures the frenetic energy of a world undergoing extraordinary changes [...] Pulley expertly employs the tools of mystery and fantasy to examine the social pressures faced by the marginalized. The heart of the story is the universal human quest for acceptance, understanding, and love,' ― Publishers Weekly.

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