Book for June: The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Our Book Butler’s book choice for June is The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton. Set near London on the banks of the River Thames in the 1860s, the book sees a group of young artists arrive at Birchwood Manor. Their plan is to spend an idyllic summer in a creative setting feeling inspired and honing their art. Yet by the end of the summer, someone has been shot and another has disappeared.
Fast forward 150 years and Elodie Winslow, a young archivist in London, discovers a leather satchel with a photo of a beautiful woman in Victorian clothing and an artist’s sketchbook with a drawing of an enchanting house on the bend of a river. Elodie feels compelled to find out more and becomes entwined in a story that spans time and art, murder and mystery, love and loss.
Call on our Book Butler when you visit The Athenaeum and get lost with us in the world of books!
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss