Join us and share your passion for reading! The House of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell has been revealed as our new book.

Every two months we meet in person and virtually over tea and biscuits to discuss some of the best works in contemporary literature. We’ll explore short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and works in translation, making these informal and friendly sessions the perfect way to meet like-minded readers and to discover exciting new reads. We’ll always choose books that are easy to purchase in hard copy online or via Kindle.

NCW Book Club: The House of One Hundred Clocks

We are reading The House of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell (published by Usborne), a thrilling children’s mystery filled with ticking secrets and gripping adventure, set against an Edwardian backdrop of invention and change. It was crowned Book of the Year at the East Anglian Book Awards 2020.

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved with the book club:

Subscribe and listen to the Writing Life podcast

Find out more about our new book club read on The Writing Life podcast, as Flo Reynolds introduces The House of One Hundred Clocks.

Join our online community

We’ve launched a new community space on Discord to help readers and writers connect in these unusual times. Book Club members were the first to be invited, so come and join the discussion! Find out more

Take part in a virtual or in-person book club discussion via Zoom

If you’re looking for something a little more interactive, you can join us in-person in the grounds of the beautiful Dragon Hall or online via Zoom for a book club discussion! Just sign-up for free and we will send you instructions ahead of time.

Virtual book club discussion: Friday 3 December, 5.30 – 7pm GMT, online (Zoom)

Book club discussion at Dragon Hall: Wednesday 8 December, 6 – 7.30pm GMT, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall

Spaces are limited so we recommend booking your place in advance. Please note: while we are reading a children’s book, this is an adult book group and is therefore suitable for ages 18+.

Where can I buy the book?

Place an order with The Book Hive. Mention the NCW Book Club and you can purchase The House of One Hundred Clocks with a 20% discount.

The House of One Hundred Clocks is also available for purchase as an eBook and audiobook.