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The watchmaker of Filigree Street

Natasha Pulley

The watchmaker of Filigree Street

by Natasha Pulley

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Clock and watch makers,
  • Fiction,
  • Telegraphers,
  • Women physicists,
  • Women immigrants

  • About the Edition

    In 1883, Thaniel Steepleton returns to his tiny flat to find 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 unexpected events 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, events spiral out of control until 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.

    Edition Notes

    StatementNatasha Pulley
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS
    The Physical Object
    Pagination318 pages
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27185483M
    ISBN 101620408333
    ISBN 109781620408339
    OCLC/WorldCa889164505

      About The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. SHORTLISTED FOR THE AUTHORS' CLUB BEST FIRST NOVEL AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE BETTY TRASK PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS FIRST NOVEL AWARD An International Bestseller – A Guardian Summer Read – An Amazon Best Book of the Month – A Goodreads Best Book of the Month – A Buzzfeed Summer Read – A Foyles Book .   There's nothing quite like putting down a delightful, relentlessly charming and deeply moving book and then finding out it's the author's first. "The Watchmaker of Filigree Street" is a remarkable debut, and I look forward to seeing what Pulley does next.

      "The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a remarkable debut," declared the Los Angeles Times, "and I look forward to seeing what Pulley does next." RATINGS ***** CLASSIC A timeless book to be read by all **** EXCELLENT One of the best of its genre *** GOOD Enjoyable, particularly for fans of the genre ** FAIR.   The book gets better towards the end (if you get that far) and the identity of the bomb maker is easily figured out. What Grace does, though, is definitely a shock and unexpected (sorry, spoiler)! I give The Watchmaker of Filigree Street out of 5 stars.4/4(49).

      The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley is a delightful read that defies genres. The book takes place in Victorian London when the Irish Nationalist movement is terrorizing the city. Bombings at Scotland yard and Victoria station are being investigated. Could anybody but a master clockworker have created these bombs? Natasha Pulley is the author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street and The Bedlam Stacks. An international bestseller, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award, the Locus Awards, and remained on the Sunday Times bestseller list for much of summer The Bedlam Stacks was longlisted for the Walter Scott .


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Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past/5(). The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond.

Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past/5. The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, the sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, is Natasha Pulley’s third novel and one of the most exquisite works of historical fiction I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

Once again Ms Pulley showcases her immense storytelling talent and writes with a /5. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond.

Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past/5(27). The Watchmaker of Filigree Street: The International Bestseller (Paperback) Natasha Pulley Published by Bloomsbury The watchmaker of Filigree Street book PLC, United Kingdom ().

What connects them, although they don’t yet know it, is the eponymous watchmaker, one Baron Mori, a brilliant and mysterious figure who appears able to predict the future. Mori made Grace’s watch, whose filigree rearranges itself into a swallow when the lid is lifted: “Clever tracks of clockwork let it fly and swoop along the inside of.

‘Watchmaker of Filigree Street’ is a magical tale of Victorian London ‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street’ and author Natasha Pulley. (From left: Bloomsbury; Jonathan Ring / Bloomsbury)Author: Amal El-Mohtar.

Reading guide for The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley - discussion guide for book clubs. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street might be compared to one of Mori’s clockwork birds: intricate, charming and altogether surprising." —The New York Times Book Review "Enchanting Amid this thriller-like plot, Pulley raises thought-provoking questions about free will, fate and identity--making for a rich brew of historical fantasy.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Hardcover $ | $ We become acquainted, first off, with one Nathaniel “Thaniel” Steepleton, humble young telegraph operator, eager for a better life but stuck in a lowly position with the British government in London, in order to earn enough to support his widowed sister and her sons.

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 Rare and precious. humour, wit, mystery and danger are threaded through the book in musical measure/5(). The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a charming and quietly profound disquisition on predestination, chance and fate/5(). The Watchmaker of Filigree Street book series written by author Natasha Pulley is comprised of two books in total, released between and Pulley has set this series in the s in London, England; and Tokyo, Japan.

The central characters created by her for the series include Keita Mori, Grace Carrow, Thaniel Steepleton, Takiko. Her first novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, was an international bestseller, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award.

The Bedlam Stacks is her sec show more/5(K). These questions lie at the heart of “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,” Natasha Pulley’s assured and absorbing debut novel. Set in late Victorian London, with.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing /5(50).

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond. Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past.

While The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is reminiscent of such steampunk classics as William Gibson and Bruce Sterling's The Difference Engine, Pulley's novel grounds itself in historical accuracy and exquisite prose, and even genre-adverse readers will be hooked * Bustle * A captivating and entertaining work of speculative fiction * BookBrowse /5(K).

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a charming and quietly profound disquisition on predestination, chance and fate. Another first novel, Skin by Australian Ilka Tampke (Hodder &. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the listener on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles longstanding traditions, and beyond.

Blending historical events with dazzling flights of. the watchmaker of filigree street Natasha Pulley In Victorian England during the time of the Irish nationalist movement, Thaniel Steepleton is working as a Whitehall clerk in the Home Office when a strange and intricate pocket watch appears in his flat without a note.Her debut novel, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street was published in and was set in Victorian London.

It won a Betty Trask Award. Her second novel, The Bedlam Stacks, was published inwhile her third, The Lost Future of Pepperharrow, was released in the UK in   The Watchmaker of Filigree Street might be compared to one of Mori’s clockwork birds: intricate, charming and altogether surprising." —The New York Times Book Review "Enchanting Amid this thriller-like plot, Pulley raises thought-provoking questions about free will, fate and identity--making for a rich brew of historical fantasy.