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The Binding - Bridget Collins (Trade Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9780008272128
Department
Books
Released
28 Jan 2019
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Bridget Collins
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Harpercollins
Language
English
Number of Pages
400
Dimensions
221 x 153 x 33mm (270g)

Summary

`I wish I had written it' Erin Kelly



Imagine you could erase your grief.


Imagine you could forget your pain.


Imagine you could hide a secret.



Forever.



Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice - but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.

He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there's something you want to forget, he can help. If there's something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

In a vault under his mentor's workshop, row upon row of books - and memories - are meticulously stored and recorded.

Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it.

THE BINDING is an unforgettable, magical novel: a boundary-defying love story and a unique literary event.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 5
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Fiction & related items
BIC Classification 2
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Dewey Classification
823.92

Author Bio

Bridget Collins trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after reading English at King's College, Cambridge. She is the author of seven acclaimed books for young adults and has had two plays produced, one at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. THE BINDING is her first adult novel.

Review Quotes

`The Binding is a dark chocolate slice of cake with a surprising, satisfying seam of raspberry running through it. It is a rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped in them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding' Tracy Chevalier

`Pure magic. The kind of immersive storytelling that makes you forget your own name. I wish I had written it' Erin Kelly