The Binding: THE #1 FICTION BESTSELLER
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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
Truly spellbinding readers will sink gratefully into the pleasures of its pages Like a wonderful meal made from a few simple ingredients: the feeling in your chest when you hold someone in your arms for the first time; the sight of a host of bluebells. In recent years, the state of the world has threatened to make us forget the simple pleasures of kisses and bluebells and thick novels that tell stories of heartbreak. Here is a book to help us remember Guardian
Intense, immersive A stirring, highly original piece of storytelling and world-making Sunday Times
With a twisting narrative that explores humans darkest moments and morals, Collins has created a fascinating fantasy world that evokes the atmosphere of Sarah Waters books with a nod to Philip Pullman. And, with a love story holding much of the story s emotion together, this is definitely a book you ll want to lose yourself to for hours on end Stylist
Part fantasy, part faux-history, part heart-in-your throat love story, it s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets The Miniaturist Grazia
More of an experience than a book, written with such grace and wisdom. Utterly brilliant Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Pure magic. The kind of immersive storytelling that makes you forget your own name. I wish I had written it Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said
An original concept, beautifully written. Collins prose is spellbinding Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions
A real treat gothic, imaginative and dark The Times
Beguiling Dark and atmospheric i Paper
Vivid magic Naomi Novik, New York Times
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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 Fringe Festival. The Binding, her first adult novel, was the UK s bestselling debut novel in hardback in 2019.
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PROCLAIMED AS “TRULY SPELLBINDING,” A “GREAT FABLE” THAT “FUNCTIONS AS TRANSPORTING ROMANCE” BY THE GUARDIAN, THE RUNAWAY #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ARRIVES IN AMERICA
Imagine you could erase grief. Imagine you could remove pain. Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret. Forever.
Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a bookbinder–a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice among their small community, but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.
For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, the bookbinder Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman’s watchful eye, Emmett learns to handcraft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one, they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there’s something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under Seredith’s workshop, rows upon rows of books filled with memories are meticulously stored.
But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesmen, who use their talents for dark ends. And just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: there is a book with his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten.
An unforgettable novel of enchantment, mystery, memory, and forbidden love, The Binding is a beautiful homage to the allure and life-changing power of books–and a reminder to us all that knowledge can be its own kind of magic.
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