The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers

The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 09/05/2024
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The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A Rare Treat
Such an uplifting and heartwarming tale. As a baby, Clayton was left on the doorstep of The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers. His upbringing was out of the ordin... READ MORE
Jen Mackay at Windsor
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A riddle worth gnivlos
As a lover of mysteries and puzzles this book was everything I wanted it to be and more. With 2 linked storylines - Clayton’s on his quest to discover w... READ MORE
Danielle
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A fabulous gripping debut
What an amazing gripping, beautifully written and uplifting debut this is! Filled with wonderful characters and a unique storyline, this is such a joyous s... READ MORE
Emma at Waterstones Blackburn
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A warm hug of a book
What a pleasure of a book to read. Mostly I read a lot of fantasy, so this was out of my comfort zone, but I got an advance copy and gave it a chance and I... READ MORE
Bluehairedbookseller
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Warm and pleasantly puzzling
Clayton Stumper has an eclectic and loving family, made up of ingenious members of the illustrious 'Fellowship of Puzzlemakers', after he is found on their... READ MORE
Emily at Tenterden
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Just Wonderful
I loved everything about this book, it’s a fantastic read. We follow Clayton who was left on the doorstep of The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers as a baby. ... READ MORE
Donna - Hemel Hempstead
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A lovely story of found families and the joy of puzzles!
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers is a heartwarming story about friendship, puzzles, found families and a reminder not to be afraid to ask for help from those... READ MORE
Laura at Blackpool
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A thoroughly enjoyable read
This was a quick read for me. A very original and intelligent mystery, with lots of twists and turns. The protagonist was witty and lovable. Highly recomme... READ MORE
Naomi At Staines
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A joy of a debut!
It’s no secret that I love a debut, AND that I love a book with a strong cast of OAPs, so this was pretty much a guaranteed five star read for me - and boy... READ MORE
Tilly Fitzgerald
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A wonderful debut!
The fellowship of the puzzlemakers is such a wonderfully warm adventure. Its fresh, and original, and a really uplifting tale. A wonderful debut from Samue... READ MORE
Cerys at Hemel Hempstead
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Nothing groundbreaking.
This is not a bad book, I feel as though I'm not the target audience. This cozy novel would be perfect for lovers of Richard Osman and Robert Thorogood. A ... READ MORE
Ria
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A cosy story with genuinely enjoyable puzzles. Brilliant.
When Clayton was a baby he was left on the doorstep of the Fellowship of Puzzlemakers. Twenty odd years later he is wondering about his parents. When his g... READ MORE
Eilish from Rustington
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Eleanor Oliphant meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – an uplifting and heartwarming debut
A wonderful debut read that was charming, uplifting and very funny. The book centres on the Fellowship of Puzzlemakers a unique collection of the sharpest ... READ MORE
Sarah at Head Office
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A light and entertaining read
This was a light, entertaining read. There are two major strands. The first one is how Pippa fights discrimination and prejudice to establish the titular f... READ MORE
Tracey McHardy
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Utterly Charming, a Very Lovely Book
I’m always a sucker for old people as main characters, and I love the contrast of the two storylines. Pippa and the Fellowship have lived such lives, and h... READ MORE
Rhea

Synopsis

The extraordinary, gloriously uplifting and hotly-anticipated debut novel from Samuel Burr - available to pre-order now!

Sometimes finding your place in the world is the greatest puzzle of all...

Clayton Stumper is an enigma.

He might be twenty-five years old, but he dresses like your grandad and drinks sherry like your aunt.

Abandoned at birth on the steps of the Fellowship of Puzzlemakers, he was raised by the sharpest minds in the British Isles and finds himself amongst the last survivors of a fading institution.

When the esteemed crossword compiler, Pippa Allsbrook, passes away, she bestows her final puzzle to him: a promise to reveal the mystery of his parentage and prepare him for his future.

Yet as Clay begins to unpick the clues, he uncovers something even the Fellowship have never been able to solve - and it's a secret that will change everything...

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781398712300
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 562g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 30 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
An unmissable debut!
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this wonderful novel (coming out in May 2024) and enjoyed immersing myself in every page. Beautiful, skilled w... READ MORE
Janet Tay
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
An absolute gem of a book
Clayton Stumper, now grown up and mourning the loss of his beloved adopted mother Pip, has never known where he came from. Abandoned as a baby at the home ... READ MORE
Rachel
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Excellent mystery
This is an ingenious book, eve if you aren’t into solving puzzles. A great backstory and even better the present time. Very clever and kept me guessing thr... READ MORE
Romany
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A Wonderful Book
When you're found, as a newborn, on a doorstep in a hat box things can only get better! Clayton Stumper was that baby and the doorstep belonged to Pippa Al... READ MORE
Tracy12
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Superb, heartwarming, delicious
This is the type of book you would gift to people. It’s so well written and humorous, truly heartwarming. Will forever miss Clayton, he is such a character... READ MORE
Ova Incekaraoglu
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Life is a puzzle to solve…
This debut is one of the most heartwarming books so far this year. I guarantee you will fall in love with Clayton, the main character, just like I did. ... READ MORE
Emine at Bromley
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A wonderful story about finding yourself
A wonderful story about finding your tribe, finding yourself and answering questions along the way… Clayton Stumper was left on the doorstep of the Fell... READ MORE
Kelly Forrester
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Perfect cosy crime!
This book was so! much! fun! It’s cosy, it’s engaging, it hits some of my favourite tropes (found family anyone?), and genuinely just made me squeal in d... READ MORE
Cristiana Caserini
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Heart Warming & Gorgeous Read
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. I am pleased to report that this is a beautiful heart warming gorgeous read that you will fall in ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
An uplifting read.
A very unusual quirky read which I absolutely loved. A light easy read which kept me hooked from start to finish.
Lorraine Joad
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A lovely uplifting tale
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers - Samuel Burr A lovely uplifting tale I enjoyed this immensely. A story told through the eyes of two people. Firstly P... READ MORE
Beverley Cole
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Enjoyable read
Pippa Allsbrook starts a club for like minded people, and it’s named The Fellowship of Puzzle Makers. All unique in their own puzzling delights. Pippa has... READ MORE
Always Happiest Reading
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Wonderful cosy read, especially if you love puzzles
What a fun novel this is. This is Clayton Stumper story…mainly. Abandoned on the steps of Creighton House as a baby he has been brought up by a plethora o... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Wonderfully uplifting
When Clayton Stumper’s guardian, Pippa Allsbrook, passes away he decides that it is the right time to try and find out about the parents who abandoned him ... READ MORE
D Hart
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Absolutely wonderful
Clayton Stumper, now grown up and mourning the loss of his beloved adopted mother Pip, has never known where he came from. Abandoned as a baby at the home ... READ MORE
Rachel
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Catnip for puzzlers!
This book is going to be absolute catnip to puzzlers! It's a gentle read with a lovely cast of characters and told over two timelines and PoVs; Pippa who... READ MORE
Susan S
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Quirky read
This was a gorgeous quirky read about Pip, a crossword compiler who decides to establish a fellowship of her fellow puzzle makers, and of Clayton who was l... READ MORE
Sarah Goldthorpe
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Enjoyable and unique book
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A gloriously quirky book with a whole raft of eccentric characters. The book totally captivated me being thorough... READ MORE
Grey Lady
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A great story
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers is a delightful debut novel. I enjoyed the characters and their stories, the puzzles to solve (although I can’t say I was ab... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Joyful and uplifting
Pippa Allsbrook is a crossword compiler, a woman in a very male world, who decides to form a group of like-minded individuals who enjoy all types of puzzle... READ MORE
Heather Buggins
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Utterly charming in every way
When I first heard The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers mentioned I knew there was no way I could resist a book with that title. Having just finished reading it ... READ MORE
Nicola
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
The puzzles are fun...
Abandoned on the doorstep of a house belonging to a collective of puzzlers, Clayton Stumper is a twenty something old fogey. He doesn't know what he wants... READ MORE
Jo-anne Atkinson
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Brilliant book!
Such a good book, I really enjoyed it. My only grip is having one chapter Clayton and the next Pippa, and then back to Clayton. It’s this way for the major... READ MORE
Tammy Muir
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
An utterly delightful coming-of-age story filled with quirkiness and clever puzzles
I absolutely adored everything about The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers; from the clever quest laid out by Pippa for Clayton (and, indirectly, the book's reade... READ MORE
Page to Stage Reviews (Zarina)
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
What a debut!
Wow what a beautiful endearing read. This book was a tale about friendship, love and finding yourself. I really enjoyed it! The story follows Clayton a... READ MORE
Rachael Derham
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Feel-good fiction at its finest
Sometimes, finding your place in the world is the greatest puzzle of all. Sometimes you only have to look at a book and know you’re going to love it. Th... READ MORE
Emma Alvey
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
A heartwarming, feel good story
Pippa, a crossword compiler, brings a group of puzzle makers together and sets up a community where they share ideas, pool resources and support each other... READ MORE
Daren Kearl