A phenomenal book! I was totally captured by Tania James' storytelling. The book is about the adventures of a woodcarver/toymaker along with thoughtful characters like a French clockmaker, an Indian French lady, an Indian sepoy/agent and so on. The characters are so well thought that you can't help but empathize with them. The theme varies throughout the book, ranging from immigration, homesickness to even the idea of following your passion.