The Clock Winder

The Clock Winder

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'Her brilliance in capturing the ripples on the surface of family life gives her a claim to be the Jane Austen of our age' - Allison Pearson, Daily Mail

Having sacked her handyman, newly-widowed Mrs Emerson finds a replacement in Elizabeth, a lanky, awkward girl. The Emersons - there are seven grown-up children - have a reputation for craziness and Elizabeth finds herself drawn into their disorderly lives against her will. But in the end it is hard to tell whether she is a victim of the needy Emersons, or the de facto ruler of the family.


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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 245g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 009946960X
  • 9780099469605
  • 198,373

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"Anne Tyler is brilliant"
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"Delicate, unpretentious and highly enjoyable" * Daily Telegraph * "Tyler writes skilfully, with a detached air and a precise eye for detail" * New Statesman * "She writes with virtuosity, confidence and perfect insight and compassion" * The Times * "Anne Tyler is brilliant" * New York Times Book Review *
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About Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread, Vinegar Girl and Clock Dance.

In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.
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Rating details

3,353 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 21% (703)
4 40% (1,348)
3 32% (1,063)
2 6% (201)
1 1% (38)
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