The Toymakers: 'Dark, enchanting and utterly gripping'



An enchanting, magical novel set in a mysterious toyshop - perfect for fans of Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, Stephanie Garber's Caraval and Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist.

The Christmas Emporium opens with the first sign of frost . . .

It is 1917, and while war wages across Europe, in the heart of London, there is a place of hope and enchantment.

The Emporium sells toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike: patchwork dogs that seem alive, toy boxes that are bigger on the inside, soldiers that can fight battles of their own. Into this family business comes young Cathy Wray, running away from a shameful past. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own.

But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own . . .

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'This vivid, haunting novel is both vast and intimate. A wonderful and thought-provoking read.'
KATHERINE ARDEN, author of The Warm Hands of Ghosts

Engaging and enchanting . . . A fairytale for adults, with all the wonder – and terror – that that entails.'

'There is magic at the heart of The Toymakers, a glittery inventiveness that shimmers through the dark corners of a story about love, war and sibling rivalry.'

'I was gripped, and thrilled, and touched, and above all I was completely swept into the magic of the book . . . Just astonishing'
ADAM ROBERTS, author of Jack Glass

'Anyone who’s ever stepped inside a traditional toyshop and marvelled at the wonders on display will instantly be captivated by this book'

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