It’s time to step back into the enchanting, mesmerising and unexpected world of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Natasha Pulley’s extraordinary sequel takes readers to Japan, where time, destiny and love collide to electrifying effect.
Natasha, alumna of Soham Village College and UEA, won a Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award for Watchmaker, and rightly so: she weaves epic dimensions out of recognisable, tangible and beautiful settings to create writing that lives long in the mind and imagination. Her second book was The Bedlam Stacks which took her readers on a new flight of fancy, this time to the heart of Victorian Peru, and which set her seal as an entirely original new voice in historical, yet never dated, fiction.
A one-off, we’re utterly delighted to welcome Natasha back for her third visit to Toppings in Ely for words of wonder from a place of magic as we meet once again with Thaniel and Mori and that intriguing octopus.
“Elegant plotting, lashings of invention and jump-off-the-page characterisation” – Guardian