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The Resource The Clockmaker's Daughter

The Clockmaker's Daughter

Label
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Title
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Statement of responsibility
Kate Morton
Title variation
clockmakers daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows.In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared; a priceless heirloom is missing; and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins.Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of an arresting-looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie? And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph? Will she ever give up her secrets?Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss. And flowing through its pages like a river is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold: Birdie Bell, the clockmaker's daughter
Summary
More than 150 years after an artist's retreat on the banks of the Upper Thames ends in murder, theft and ruin, a London archivist is drawn by a striking photograph and a sketchbook to discover a manor's secrets
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Award
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732651
Cataloging source
BT
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1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Kate
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Crime & Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_525298
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760636531
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_525298
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781760636531
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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