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9781398703780

The Clockwork Girl

The Clockwork Girl

by Anna Mazzola

Publisher Orion

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About the book

'Deliciously creepy, alive with the rustling silks, rotten smells and lethal egos of a divided Paris' Sarah Hilary
'Instantly draws you in, immersing the reader in a Paris of filth and greed, money and sin' Laura Shepherd-Robinson

Paris, 1750.

In the midst of an icy winter, as birds fall frozen from the sky, chambermaid Madeleine Chastel arrives at the home of the city's celebrated clockmaker and his clever, unworldly daughter.

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.

For as children quietly vanish from the Parisian streets, rumours are swirling that the clockmaker's intricate mechanical creations, bejewelled birds and silver spiders, are more than they seem.

And soon Madeleine fears that she has stumbled upon an even greater conspiracy. One which might reach to the very heart of Versailles...

A intoxicating story of obsession, illusion and the price of freedom.

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About the Author

Anna Mazzola

Anna is the award-winning and bestselling author of five historical crime or Gothic novels. Her books explore the impact of crime and injustice and her influences include Daphne Du Maurier, Shirley Jackson and Sarah Waters.

Her debut novel, The Unseeing, won an Edgar Allan Poe award. Her third novel, The Clockwork Girl, was shortlisted for two CWA Dagger awards and a Fingerprint Award, and nominated for the Dublin Literary award. Her fourth novel, The House of Whispers, a ghost story set in Fascist Italy, is a Sunday Times historical novel of the year.

When not writing, Anna works as a human rights and criminal justice solicitor acting for victims of crime. She is also a volunteer for Doorstep Library, working with underprivileged children, and a board member for Red Dress, an arts organisation working with survivors.

She lives in South London, with one husband, two children, a black cat and a snake.

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