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Natasha Pulley lives with her family near Ely, in the fens. She studied English Liteature at Oxford University, where she first had the idea for The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. After graduating, Natasha taught English in China for six weeks. It was there that she learned what being a foreigner is. After stints working at Waterstones as a bookseller over Christmas, then at Cambridge University Press as a publishing assistant in the astronomy and maths departments, she did the Creative Writing MA at UEA. When not writing (which is almost never) she likes reading. She loves ghost stories and historical fiction. At the moment she is making her way through as much Japanese literature as she can get her hands on, and she's learning Japanese (slowly). She writes because fiction is a much more exciting place than the real world, in which you must buy milk and understand Microsoft Excel.

Genres: Fantasy, Horror
New Books
October 2023

The Winter Spirits
   The Bedlam Stacks (2017)
   The Kingdoms (2021)
   The Half Life of Valery K (2022)
   The Mars House (2024)
   The Haunting Season (2021) (with others)
   The Winter Spirits (2023) (with others)
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel nominee (2016) : The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Natasha Pulley recommends
Perilous Times (2023)
Thomas D Lee
"I HOWLED my way through this book! Smart, funny, refreshing fantasy, full of vivid characters who will bring a lot of joy to a lot of people . . . Anyone who liked Rivers of London will love this."
The Toll House (2022)
Carly Reagon
"I hoovered this up in one go. It's perfect for the spooky season. Be prepared for some seriously good twists."
The Last House on Needless Street (2021)
Catriona Ward
"THIS IS THE BEST HORROR NOVEL I HAVE EVER READ. Even Shirley Jackson, her Majesty, would have to concede to this one."
Tsarina (2020)
(Tsarina, book 1)
Ellen Alpsten
"Luscious…Alpsten has clearly done some brilliant research. It reads like Game of Thrones without the dragons."
Bone China (2019)
The House of Whispers

Laura Purcell
"So many books are hyped up as being the next Jamaica Inn or the next Rebecca, but Bone China really is, and I think Queen Daphne might have to hand over the crown to Queen Laura. The research was just exquisite ... A cut above anything else I've read this year."
1793: The Wolf and the Watchman (2019)
(Jean Mickel Cardell, book 1)
Niklas Natt och Dag
"An excellent story with corkscrew twists and a powerful heart."

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