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The Clockwork Girl

(2022)
A novel by

 
 
A intoxicating and darkly immersive story of obsession, illusion and the price of freedom, from the award-winning author of The Unseeing

Paris, 1750. In the midst of winter, as birds fall frozen from the sky, a new maid arrives at the home of a celebrated clockmaker and his clever, unworldly daughter. But rumours are stirring that Reinhart's uncanny mechanical creations - bejewelled birds, silver spiders - are more than mere automata. That they might defy the laws of nature, perhaps even at the expense of the living...

But Madeleine is hiding a dark past, and a dangerous purpose - to discover the truth of the clockmaker's experiments and record his every move, in exchange for her own chance of freedom.

Meanwhile, in the streets, children are quietly disappearing - and Madeleine comes to fear that she has stumbled upon a greater conspiracy. One which might reach to the heart of Versailles...

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2022 : Hardback
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Title: The Clockwork Girl
Author(s): Anna Mazzola
ISBN: 1-398-70378-8 / 978-1-398-70378-0
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2022 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Clockwork Girl
Author(s): Anna Mazzola
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU