The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell

  • First edition
  • First printing

One drowsy summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’. The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly’s life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland’s Atlantic coast.

Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking, and her unwitting role in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world. The Bone Clocks is a metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality, and a kaleidoscopic novel that crackles with Mitchell’s customary wit and invention.

As one of the most celebrated writers of his generation, and acclaimed for his spellbinding and memorable fiction, David Mitchell is our Topping & Company Author of the Year.

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014

  • ISBN 9780340921609
  • Title The Bone Clocks
  • Author David Mitchell
  • Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
  • Imprint Sceptre
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Sunday 9th February 2014
  • Width 15.3cm
  • Height 23.4cm
  • Thickness 5cm
  • Weight 926g
  • Number of pages 608

Buy copies

£35

All signed editions from Topping & Company Booksellers will be wrapped with great care in protective packaging to ensure safe delivery.

Maximum quantities for online orders

Maximum 2 per person. If you would like to order further copies, please contact our bookshop in Bath.

Collecting orders

If you’re based further afield, we’ll hold books for up to three months, so you can make a day of it!

Delivery speed and courier details

Orders for delivery are usually sent out within 24 hours, but can take slightly longer when our physical bookshops are very busy. For urgent orders, please contact our bookshop in Bath.