• The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

  • By: Natasha Pulley
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley, read by Thomas Judd.

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 pocket watch 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.

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 of the Month, a Huffington Post Summer Read, a Yorkshire Post Book of the Week.

©2015 Natasha Pulley (P)2022 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Critic Reviews

"An assured and absorbing debut.... Immensely pleasurable reading. Ms Pulley’s prose is strong and energetic, with a wry edge.... The Watchmaker of Filigree Street might be compared to one of Mori’s clockwork birds: intricate, charming and altogether surprising." (Helene Wecker, New York Times, Editors Choice)

"Ten out of ten." (Spectator)

"Impressively competent: steam-punk meets Zuleika Dobson." (Michèle Roberts, author of Daughters of the House)

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  • Chia
  • 07-21-22

great for a second reading

i had read this book about 6-7 years before when it came out and loved it. because i am a goldfish and remembered next to nothing I decided to listen to it before I read the next one. :)
it might have even been more interesting to reread again knowing the plot :)

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