The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley

The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 11/05/2023
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Synopsis

Longlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2023 Zachary Cloudesley is gifted in a remarkable way. But not all gifts are a blessing... Leadenhall Street, London, 1754. Raised amongst the cogs and springs of his father's workshop, Zachary Cloudesley has grown up surrounded by strange and enchanting clockwork automata. He is a happy child, beloved by his father Abel and the workmen who help bring his father's creations to life. He is also the bearer of an extraordinary gift; at the touch of a hand, Zachary can see into the hearts and minds of the people he meets. But then a near-fatal accident will take Zachary away from the workshop and his family. His father will have to make a journey to Constantinople that he will never return from. And, years later, only Zachary can find out what happened. A beautifully crafted historical mystery that will take the reader from 18th century London, across Europe and, finally, to the bustling city of Constantinople.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781804990940
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 192 x 126 x 30 mm

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The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley
Superb!
A beautiful and beautifully written story about love; various kinds of love -romantic,platonic, the love of nature - but prinicpally the love between a par... READ MORE
Carolyn Percy
The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley
A brilliant debut
“He is like a clock that tells of time to come and of time past and missed, yet is driven by blood and a beating heart, not by mainsprings and ratchets and... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent