The Clockmaker's Daughter


By Kate Morton

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'Kate Morton's highly acclaimed novels have sold over 11 million copies worldwide and are number one bestsellers around the world.

'. . . in her most ambitious work yet . . . Morton proves once again that history is not a straight line but an intricate, infinite web.' - Booklist

'. . .(a) meditative read, with lush settings, meticulous period details, and slowly unfurling enigmas will enjoy this book.' - Kirkus

'Beautifully written. Unforgettable' - Australian Women's Weekly

'Morton explores the tangled history of people and place in her outstanding, bittersweet sixth novel.' - US Publisher's Weekly

'The Clockmaker's Daughter is an ambitious, complex, compelling historical mystery with a fabulous cast of characters. This is Kate Morton at her very best.' - Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of The Nightingale

'A truly hypnotic tale that is bound to please both fans and newcomers, The Clockmaker's Daughter is another wonderful read from one of Australia's most beloved authors.' - Booktopia

In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists, led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe, descends upon Birchwood Manor on the banks of the Upper Thames. Their plan: to spend a secluded summer month in a haze of inspiration and creativity. But by the time their stay is over, one woman has been shot dead while another has disappeared, a priceless heirloom is missing, and Edward Radcliffe's life is in ruins.

Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers two seemingly unrelated items: a sepia photograph of a woman in Victorian clothing, and an artist's sketchbook containing the drawing of a twin-gabled house on the bend of a river.

Birchwood Manor feels strangely familiar to Elodie, sparking memories of a favourite story from her childhood; but who is the beautiful woman in the photograph, and will she ever give up her secrets?

Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmaker's Daughter is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss.

- #1 Bestseller Australia -

- New York Times Bestseller -

- Sunday Times Bestseller -

- #1 Bestseller Canada -

- Indie Next Pick Oct, 2018 -

- Library Reads Selection Oct, 2018 -

The Clockmaker's Daughter