The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
He lived his life like clockwork. Until he met the watchmaker.
In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. When the watch saves Thaniel's life from 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 breaks the mould ... Genre-busting book of extraordinary imagination ... The book is as elaborate as its title suggests, but the multiple plots tick along like clockwork ... Exceptionally inventive and uniquely clear-headed, this is speculative fiction as it should be' Country Life
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE 2016
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
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