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The watchmaker of Filigree Street

The watchmaker of Filigree Street

Pulley, Natasha

In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find the lock picked and a gold pocketwatch on his pillow. But he has worse fears than generous burglars; he is a telegraphist at the Home Office, which has just received a threat for what could be the largest-scale Fenian bombing in history.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 slips soon proves that he must be hiding something

Hardback, Large print, Book. English. General. Large type books. Speculative fiction.
Published Leicester: Charnwood, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Natasha Pulley
ISBN: 1444827464, 9781444827460
Note: Standard print edition originally published: London: Bloomsbury Circus, 2015.
Physical Description: 440 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Subject: London (England) History 1800-1950 Fiction.

Description

London, 1883: Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find a mysterious gold pocket watch on his pillow. When the watch saves his life from a bomb blast that destroys Scotland Yard, Thaniel 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 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, events spiral out of control, until Thaniel is torn between loyalties, futures, and opposing geniuses.