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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
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"An ambitious, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters...Kate Morton at her very best." —Kristin Hannah"An elaborate tapestry...Morton doesn't disappoint." —The Washington Post "Classic English country-house Goth at its finest." —New York PostIn the depths of a 19th-century winter, a little girl is abandoned on the streets of Victorian London. She grows up to become in turn a thief, an artist's muse, and a lover. In the summer of 1862, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, she travels with a group of artists to a beautiful house on a bend of the Upper Thames. Tensions simmer and one hot afternoon a gunshot rings out. A woman is killed, another disappears, and the truth of what happened slips through the cracks of time. It is not until over a century later, when another young woman is drawn to Birchwood Manor, that its secrets are finally revealed. Told by multiple voices across time, this is an intricately layered, richly atmospheric novel about art and passion, forgiveness and loss, that shows us that sometimes the way forward is through the past
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.
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10732651
Cataloging source
BT
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1976-
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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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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:98d40141-af93-45e0-8381-493919b40810
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781451649437
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:98d40141-af93-45e0-8381-493919b40810
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781451649437
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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