Wednesday 28th September at 5.30 pm
We are really pleased to have Natasha Pulley drop in to the shop for an informal talk and conversation about her brilliant first novel, ‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street’ which has quickly become an award winning international bestseller.
About the book
In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. He is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a bomb threat. 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 immigrant who sweeps him into a new world of clockwork and music.
Although Mori seems harmless at first, a chain of unexpected slips soon proves that he must be hiding something. Meanwhile, Grace Carrow is sneaking into an Oxford library dressed as a man. A theoretical physicist, she is 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, Thaniel is torn between loyalties, futures and opposing geniuses. Utterly beguiling, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street blends historical events with dazzling flights of fancy to plunge readers into a strange and magical past, where time, destiny, genius – and a clockwork octopus – collide.
‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street’ is available in paperback at £7.99.