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85 | A Chat With Kate Morton

85 | A Chat With Kate Morton


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Episode Summary

Today on Tea & Tattle, I’m so delighted to be joined by one of my favourite authors, Kate Morton, to discuss Kate’s new book, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.

Originally from Australia, Kate now lives in London with her family, and her books have been number one bestsellers all over the world. The Clockmaker’s Daughter is due out in the UK on the 20th of September, but I read an advance copy of it a few months ago, and it was definitely the highlight of my summer reads. I know Tea & Tattle listeners will love it too!

Kate Morton, photographed by Davin Patterson

Kate Morton, photographed by Davin Patterson

The Clockmaker’s Daughter is an incredible story that spans the Victorian era to the present day. A mystery lies at the heart of the tale: one summer in 1862, a young woman called Birdie Bell is invited to a gathering of artists at Birchwood Manor, a beautiful house in the English countryside. Everything seems idyllic, until one terrible day changes Birdie’s life forever. What are the true events of what happened that summer? The Clockmaker’s Daughter weaves several narratives and time periods together to uncover the secret hidden at Birchwood Manor for so many years.

In today’s discussion, Kate tells me about some of the inspiration behind her book, why, as a writer, she’s so fascinated by time, details about her writing process and so much more.

The Clockmaker’s Daughter Giveaway


I loved The Clockmaker’s Daughter so much, that I’m giving away a copy of the book to a lucky Tea & Tattle listener. To enter to win, simply:

1/ Follow my on my books-only instagram account, @mirandasbookcase.

2/ Like the above photo on my instagram feed and add a comment, tagging a friend who you think would enjoy the book too.

The giveaway is international, and the winner will be announced on 25th September. Good luck!

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"My favourite theme as a writer is time...what interests me most is the way it tethers to the present."

 - Kate Morton

Your Thoughts

Thank you so much for listening and being a part of Tea & Tattle podcast. As always, I love to hear your thoughts, so please let me know:

What did you enjoy most about this episode? Are you a fan of Kate Morton’s books, and are you eager to read The Clockmaker’s Daughter?

Next Time...

Tune in for a mini Tea Reads episode on Friday, and next Tuesday, I’m chatting with Lucy Heath, the founder of Capture by Lucy, about building a highly successful creative business.

Happy Listening!

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