The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers (Hardback)
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The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 09/05/2024
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Original, fresh and immensely uplifting, Burr’s clever debut pays homage to the greatest mysteries in an absorbing tale of an orphan brought up by Britain’s top puzzlemakers as the great secret of his inheritance begins to unfold.

The extraordinary, gloriously uplifting and hotly-anticipated debut novel from Samuel Burr - available to pre-order now!

Sometimes finding your place in the world is the greatest puzzle of all...

Clayton Stumper is an enigma.

He might be twenty-five years old, but he dresses like your grandad and drinks sherry like your aunt.

Abandoned at birth on the steps of the Fellowship of Puzzlemakers, he was raised by the sharpest minds in the British Isles and finds himself amongst the last survivors of a fading institution.

When the esteemed crossword compiler, Pippa Allsbrook, passes away, she bestows her final puzzle to him: a promise to reveal the mystery of his parentage and prepare him for his future.

Yet as Clay begins to unpick the clues, he uncovers something even the Fellowship have never been able to solve - and it's a secret that will change everything...

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781398712300
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Utterly beautiful, such a wonderful story told with kindness, elegance and understanding. - JOANNA CANNON

A real breath of fresh air, Samuel Burr's debut novel is one of those rare books that seems to arrive just when it's needed the most. - AJ PEARCE

Clever & layered, a secret that keeps you turning the pages, & most of all real, flawed characters. - GEORGINA MOORE

Bursting with love and hope . . . This is the kind of book the world needs right now. - JENNIE GODFREY

From crossword clues and codes to the biggest puzzle of all: who we really are. [This novel] is infused with warmth and a sense of community. A joy. - S.J BENNETT

Fiendishly clever, intricately plotted and beautifully written, The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers is a classic in the making. - VERONICA HENRY

A dazzling and unique debut. - SARAH J. HARRIS

Samuel Burr has created a delightful conundrum that he unpicks with wit and empathy. A puzzle that's a treat to complete! - BETH MORREY

Such a perfect blend of found family . . . A gem of a book. - KRISTEN PERRIN

A warm, clever, hopeful novel. - JENNIE GODFREY

Full of the most enchanting characters - ANTSEY HARRIS

With this book, Burr establishes himself as one of the most important writers of his generation. - AWAIS KHAN

Very special. It's original, quirky and adorable. - MATT CAIN

A lovely read - warm, amusing and engaging. There is abundant pleasure on offer here - ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH, Author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

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“An unmissable debut!”

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this wonderful novel (coming out in May 2024) and enjoyed immersing myself in every page. Beautiful, skilled writing with vivid imagery, Pippa and Clayton made for... More

Hardback edition
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“An absolute gem of a book”

Clayton Stumper, now grown up and mourning the loss of his beloved adopted mother Pip, has never known where he came from. Abandoned as a baby at the home of the Fellowship of Puzzlemakers, even the surname they gave... More

Hardback edition
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Romany

“Excellent mystery”

This is an ingenious book, eve if you aren’t into solving puzzles. A great backstory and even better the present time. Very clever and kept me guessing throughout, making it a great mystery. Samuel Burr’s characters... More

Hardback edition
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