The binding - Collins, Bridget,author.

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780008272142
Published:
26th Dec 2019
Publisher:
The Borough Press
Dimensions:
438 pages: 198 x 129 x 34mm

THE BREAKOUT SENSATION

SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019

'Brilliant' Joanna Cannon
'Spellbinding' Guardian
'Magic' Erin Kelly
'Immersive' Sunday Times
'Gorgeous' Stella Duffy
'Astounding' Anna Mazzola

Emmett Farmer is a binder's apprentice. His job is to hand-craft beautiful books and, within each, to capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory.

If you have something you want to forget, or a secret to hide, he can bind it - and you will never have to remember the pain it caused.

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

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

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.