White Clouds Black Tree

Admin1 is reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley, a thoroughly enjoyable story of a Victorian telegraph clerk who gets mixed up in Irish bombings, Japanese imperial politics and the search for the luminiferous ether. There’s also a splendid clockwork octopus — NP seems to like octopuses/octopi/octopodes. It’s beautifully written, with a lovely dry humour.
Admin2 is reading Lessons by Ian McEwan, the fifth book by a 70+ man since Christmas, and the third whole life story of an underachiever. The overriding theme of all is failure with a pinch of redemption.

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