Giveaway + Chronology of Birchwood Manor of The Clockmaker*s Daughter by Kate Morton

I'm thrilled to have a special feature for you today! We have the chronology of Birchwood Manor from the New York Times' Bestseller, The Clockmaker's Daughter! Plus, the publisher has kindly offer one reader a copy of the new paperback release of The Clockmarker's Daughter!

ABOUT The Clockmaker's Daughter

Title:  Shouting at the Rain
Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Release Date:  May 7, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Middle Grade Fiction
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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 on the banks of the Upper Thames. 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 Radcliffe’s 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 artist’s sketchbook containing the 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? 

Chronology of Birchwood Manor

  • 1854  
Edward Radcliffe, fourteen years old, is sent to stay with his grandparents in Wiltshire for the summer. Intending to raise a ghost, one
dark night he instead discovers Birchwood Manor.
  • 1860  
Edward Radcliffe, now a successful artist, purchases Birchwood Manor,
a house on the Upper Thames.
  • 1862  
The founding members of the Magenta Brotherhood travel from
London to Birchwood to spend a summer month at Edward Radcliffe’s
  • 1862 
Frances Brown is murdered in a robbery at Birchwood Manor. Another woman disappears.
  • 1882  
Lucy Radcliffe inherits Birchwood Manor after her brother’s death.
  • 1883  
Miss Radcliffe’s School for Young Ladies opens for business in the village of Birchwood.
  • 1899  
Ada Lovegrove, aged eight, arrives at Birchwood Manor to attend Miss
Radcliffe’s School for Young Ladies.
  • 1901  
Miss Radcliffe’s School for Young Ladies closes down.
  • 1928  
Lucy Radcliffe donates Birchwood Manor to the Art Historians’ Association for use as a Residential Scholarship for students.
  • 1928  
Leonard Gilbert, a doctoral student at Oxford University, is awarded a
three-month Residential Scholarship to live at Birchwood Manor.
  • 1928  
Alan and Juliet Wright, newlyweds, spend their honeymoon at the
Swan, a public house in the village of Birchwood.
  • 1940  
Evacuated from London, Juliet Wright and her three children take up
residence at Birchwood Manor during the Second World War.
  • 1980  
The Art Historians’ Association receives a bequest enabling it to begin
converting Birchwood Manor into a museum.
  • 2017  
Jack Rolands, a former policeman, travels from Australia to Birchwood Manor, having been engaged to search for something that has
been lost.
  • 2017  
Elodie Winslow, an archivist with Stratton, Cadwell & Co. in London,
arrives at Birchwood Manor seeking to determine the provenance of
an old sketch of the house.



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Kate Morton was born in South Australia and grew up in the mountains of south-east Queensland. She has degrees in dramatic art and English literature and lives now with her family in London and Australia. Kate Morton has sold over 11 million copies of her novels in thirty-four languages, across forty countries. The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden, The Distant Hours, The Secret Keeper and The Lake House have all been number one bestsellers around the world. The Clockmaker's Daughter is her sixth novel.

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