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⫸ reading The Clockmaker's Daughter (English Edition) benefits ✱ By Kate Morton ⇾ ⫸ reading The Clockmaker's Daughter (English Edition) benefits ✱ By Kate Morton ⇾ We came to Birchwood Manor because Edward said that it was haunted It wasnt, not then, but its a dull man who lets truth stand in the way of a good story, and Edward was never that His passion, his blinding faith in whatever he professed, was one of the things I fell in love with He had the preachers zeal, a way of expressing opinions that minted them into gleaming currency A habit of drawing people to him, of firing in them enthusiasms they hadnt known were theirs, making all but himself and his convictions fade But Edward was no preacher I remember him I remember everything The glass roofed studio in his mothers London garden, the smell of freshly mixed paint, the scratch of bristle on canvas as his gaze swept my skin My nerves that day were prickles I was eager to impress, to make him think me something I was not, as his eyes traced my length and Mrs Macks entreaty circled in my head Your mother was a proper lady, your people were grand folk, and dont you go forgetting it Play your cards right and all our birds might just come home to roost And so I sat up straighter on the rosewood chair that first day in the whitewashed room behind the tangle of blushing sweet peas His littlest sister brought me tea, and cake when I was hungry His mother, too, came down the narrow path to watch him work She adored her son In him she glimpsed the familys hopes fulfilled Distinguished member of the Royal Academy, engaged to a lady of some means, father soon to a clutch of brown eyed heirs Not for him the likes of me His mother blamed herself for what came next, but shed have easily halted day from meeting night than keep us apart He called me his muse, his destiny He said that he had known at once, when he saw me through the hazy gaslight of the theater foyer on Drury Lane I was his muse, his destiny And he was mine It was long ago it was yesterday Oh, I remember love This corner, halfway up the main flight of stairs, is my favorite It is a strange house, built to be purposely confusing Staircases that turn at unusual angles, all knees and elbows and uneven treads windows that do not line up no matter how one squints at them floorboards and wall panels with clever concealments In this corner, theres a warmth, almost unnatural We all noticed it when first we came, and over the early summer weeks we took our turns in guessing at its cause The reason took me some time to discover, but at last I learned the truth I know this place as I know my own name It was not the house itself but the light that Edward used to tempt the others On a clear day, from the attic windows, one can see over the river Thames and all the way to the distant mountains Ribbons of mauve and green, crags of chalk that stagger towards the clouds, and warm air that lends the whole an iridescence This was the proposal that he made an entire summer month of paint and poetry and picnics, of stories and science and invention Of light, heaven sent Away from London, away from prying eyes Little wonder that the others accepted with alacrity Edward could make the very devil pray, if such were his desire Only to me did he confess his other reason for coming here For although the lure of the light was real enough, Edward had a secret We came on foot from the railway station July, and the day was perfect A breeze picked at my skirt hem Someone had brought sandwiches and we ate them as we walked What a sight we must have mademen with loosened neckties, women with their long hair free Laughter, teasing, sport Such a grand beginning I remember the sound of a stream close by and a wood pigeon calling overhead A man leading a horse, a wagon with a young boy sitting atop straw bales, the smell of freshcut grass Oh, how I miss that smell A clutch of fat country geese regarded us beadily when we reached the river before honking bravelonce we had passed All was light, but it did not last for long You knew that already, though, for there would be no story to tell if the warmth had lasted No one is interested in quiet, happy summers that end as they begin Edward taught me that The isolation played its part, this house, stranded on the riverbank like a great inland ship The weather, too the blazing hot days, one after the other, and then the summer storm that night, which forced us all indoors The winds blew and the trees moaned, and thunder rolled down the river to take the house within its clutches while inside, talk turned to spirits and enchantments There was a fire, crackling in the grate, and the candle flames quivered, and in the darkness, in that atmosphere of delicious fear and confession, something ill was conjured Not a ghost, oh, no, not thatthe deed when done was entirely human Two unexpected guests Two long kept secrets A gunshot in the dark The light went out and everything was black Summer was curdled The first keen leaves began their fall, turning to rot in the puddles beneath the thinning hedgerows, and Edward, who loved this house, began to stalk its corridors, entrapped At last, he could stand it no longer He packed his things to leave and I could not make him stop The others followed, as they always did And I I had no choice I stayed behind.From the bestselling author of The House at Riverton and The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton brings us her dazzling sixth novel, The Clockmaker s Daughter. My real name, no one remembers. The truth about that summer, no one else knows. In the summer of 1862, a group of young artists led by the passionate and talented Edward Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor in rural Berkshire 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 Radcliffes life is in ruins. Over one hundred and fifty years later, Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, uncovers a leather satchel containing two seemingly unrelated items a sepia photograph of an arresting looking woman in Victorian clothing, and an artists sketchbook containing a drawing of a twin gabled house on the bend of a river. Why does Birchwood Manor feel so familiar to Elodie And who is the beautiful woman in the photograph Will she ever give up her secrets Told by multiple voices across time, The Clockmakers Daughter is a story of murder, mystery and thievery, of art, love and loss And flowing through its pages like a river, is the voice of a woman who stands outside time, whose name has been forgotten by history, but who has watched it all unfold Birdie Bell, the clockmakers daughter . The Clockmaker s Daughter Kate Morton THE CLOCKMAKER S DAUGHTER My father called me Birdie he said I was his little bird Others knew as child, the clockmaker daughter Edward muse, destiny am remembered a thief, an imposter, girl who rose above her station, not chaste A Novel Morton Told by multiple voices across time, The is story of murder, mystery, and thievery, art, love loss And flowing through its pages like river, voice woman stands outside whose name has been forgotten history, Book Month Join now Quick take satchel, sketchbook, photograph connect lives present day archivist mysterious Victorian in this sweeping tale told century Good to know Pages Multiple Viewpoints Slow Build Bookreporter About In summer , group young artists led passionate talented Radcliffe descends upon Birchwood Manor on banks Upper Thames Their plan spend secluded month haze inspiration creativity BN Exclusive Edition love, book review days ago ghost with expansive cast characters By Jess Righthand 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    • The Clockmaker's Daughter (English Edition)
    • 2.2
    • 120
    • Format Kindle
    • 592 pages
    • Kate Morton
    • Anglais
    • 01 September 2016

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