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by Carey, Peter.

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TitleThe chemistry of tears
Author / Responsible partyCarey, Peter.
GenreHistorical fiction.
TopicsHistorical fiction. Bereavement -- Fiction. Robots -- Fiction. Psychological fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


When Catherine's secret lover dies suddenly, she has nowhere to turn to except her work. A middle-aged curator in a London museum, Catherine is given a very particular project: a box of intricate clockwork parts that appear to be the remains of a nineteenth century automaton, a beautifully made mechanical bird. When she discovers the diary of the man who commissioned the machine, she is partially rescued from one obsession by another, who was Henry Brandling, and the mysterious, visionary clockmaker he hired to make a gift for his absent son? And what was the end result that now sits in pieces in her studio?

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System control numberE13281
Original Print PublisherCamberwell, Vic. : Hamish Hamilton, 2012.
Narrator NameSusan Lyons and Jefferson Mays.
Participant or performer noteSusan Lyons and Jefferson Mays.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators