The Binding by Bridget Collins
ISBN
9780008288594
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Paperback
Pages
448
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

‘I wish I had written it' Erin KellyImagine 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.
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‘I wish I had written it' Erin KellyImagine 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.
ISBN:
9780008288594
Publication Date:
31 / 12 / 2018
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
Untitled
Emmett Farmer can make it happen. This is a compelling story of a young man who makes a living 'binding' memories into books. For some this is way to erase their past but for others it's a way to prosper and prey on others. A beautiful fusion of magic, history, love and betrayal. - Marcelle (QBD)
, 10/01/2019

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