The Bookbinder Of Jericho

The Bookbinder Of Jericho by Pip Williams


ISBN
9781922806628
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Binding
Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

What is lost when knowledge is withheld?

In 1914, when the war draws the young men of Britain away to fight, it is the women who must keep the nation running. Two of those women are Peggy and Maude, twin sisters who work in the bindery at Oxford University Press in Jericho. Peggy is intelligent, ambitious and dreams of going to Oxford University, but for most of her life she has been told her job is to bind the books, not read them. Maude, meanwhile, wants nothing more than what she has. She is extraordinary but vulnerable. Peggy needs to watch over her.

When refugees arrive from the devastated cities of Belgium, it sends ripples through the community and through the sisters' lives. Peggy begins to see the possibility of another future where she can use her intellect and not just her hands, but as war and illness reshape her world, it is love, and the responsibility that comes with it, that threaten to hold her back.

In this beautiful companion to the international bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams explores another little-known slice of history seen through women's eyes. Evocative, subversive and rich with unforgettable characters, The Bookbinder of Jericho is a story about knowledge who gets to make it, who gets to access it, and what is lost when it is withheld.
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What is lost when knowledge is withheld?

In 1914, when the war draws the young men of Britain away to fight, it is the women who must keep the nation running. Two of those women are Peggy and Maude, twin sisters who work in the bindery at Oxford University Press in Jericho. Peggy is intelligent, ambitious and dreams of going to Oxford University, but for most of her life she has been told her job is to bind the books, not read them. Maude, meanwhile, wants nothing more than what she has. She is extraordinary but vulnerable. Peggy needs to watch over her.

When refugees arrive from the devastated cities of Belgium, it sends ripples through the community and through the sisters' lives. Peggy begins to see the possibility of another future where she can use her intellect and not just her hands, but as war and illness reshape her world, it is love, and the responsibility that comes with it, that threaten to hold her back.

In this beautiful companion to the international bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams explores another little-known slice of history seen through women's eyes. Evocative, subversive and rich with unforgettable characters, The Bookbinder of Jericho is a story about knowledge who gets to make it, who gets to access it, and what is lost when it is withheld.
ISBN:
9781922806628
Publication Date:
28 / 03 / 2023
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm
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A fantastic companion to Pips debut novel The Dictionary of Lost Words. Set in World War 1, this novel explores the story of knowledge, and who gets to access it, and what happens when it is withheld. Full of historical fact, and shown from a womans perspective. A great read for lovers of historical fiction. - Lynda (QBD)
, 05/04/2023
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Pip Williams is back in beautifully poetic style! Once again, Williams presents a touching historical fiction, focusing on little known literary achievements of women in the early 20th Century. Set against the backdrop of WW1, prepare to be swept away by the beautiful language and heart wrenching story of the Bookbinder of Jericho! This is sure to be another award winner from a master storyteller! - Alyssa (QBD)
, 04/04/2023
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The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams is a phenomenal example of how much there is to see and say when history is examind through a female perspective. It delves into the power of knowledge, who deserves it and who has access to it. - Paige (QBD)
, 02/04/2023
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A book you can feel, The bookbinders of Jericho follows the lives of twin sisters exploring knowledge, power and how the two intertwine, all whilst surviving in a world ravaged by war. A riveting literary experience, Pip's new release is not one to be missed. - Jade (QBD)
, 01/04/2023
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Pip Williams has done it again, The Book Binder of Jericho is another title to add to your list. Strong themes for gender restrictions of the time, thirst for knowledge and the power who controls the access to it. Peggy's journey through this part of history will have you wanting more. - David (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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Pip has done it again with another beautiful, heartfelt and hopeful story about literature and family. Be prepared to reach out for the tissues as the story of Peggy and Maude tug on the heart strings. - Jacqueline (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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Set in the same world as 'The Dictionary of lost words', this companion novel follows bookbinder twin sisters Peggy and Maude in Oxford 1914, as they navigate the war, the plight of refugees and how their futures may not be what they imagined. This meticulously researched novel shares some characters with Dicitonary. Told from Peggy's perspective, an ambitious woman trapped by class. - Nicola (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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Pip's first book was splendidly original. Pip's companion book is a beautiful gem. If you are looking for a story with characters to fall in love with, The Bookbinder of Jericho is one to read. Her ability to weave her imagination with history creates a captivating tale of duty and desire, of love and grief. - Sophia (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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In an oppressive but essential time of the world, this story follows twin sisters, Peggy and Maude who work in a bindery at Oxford University Press. Peggy is ambitious and extremely intelligent, she wishes to attend the university she works for, desperately hoping for a chance to read the books... not bind them. Must read for anyone who's read The Dictionary of Lost Words - Mitchel (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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Step into a world of mystery and romance with Pip Williams' The Book Binder of Jericho. Follow Emmett Farmer's journey as he learns the art of bookbinding, only to discover that some memories are too painful to preserve. This captivating novel will leave you spellbound and longing for more with its exquisite writing and intricate plot. - Monica (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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Compelling and beautifully written, Pip Williams's companion to the best selling Dictionary of Lost Words is a fantastic look into what it means to be a woman in the early 1900s. Every moment of this book is a wonderful experience only enhanced by the Williams's ability to connect the reader and the characters for a truly cinematic experience. This is what every sequel should be. - Michelle (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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'The Bookbinder of Jericho' by Pip Williams is a bittersweet, heartfelt novel that is a powerful companion to 'The Dictionary of Lost Words'. Set in 1914, this novel explores the lives of Peggy and Maude as they navigate a devestating time. Two extraordinary women questioning their own roles in the community - this book is sure to stay with you long after you read the last page! - Chelsea (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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If you are a lover of books or are just looking for the next book to read, you’re in luck The Bookbinder of Jericho is your next absolute delight to read. The book gives such a raw and glorious representation of the true meaning of humanness and how the importance the power of language really is. The book covers all the themes that tug on our heartstrings: love, knowledge and hope. Beautiful read. - Celina (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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The author of Dictionary of Lost Words has brought us another masterpiece in The Bookbinder of Jericho. Again set in WWI, the story follows twins Peggy and Maude. Both wanting different things out of life, we learn the impact of war on the local people through their struggles. Well researched and emotional, there is a perfect balance of fact and fichon that will impress historical fiction fans! - Megan (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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Set during WW1, Pip Williams' explores the world of working-class women working in a bindery. The story follows twin sisters, Peggy & Maude, as they navigate the disastrous reality of their time as war & destruction ravages Europe. Those who love “The Dictionary of Lost Words” will be drawn in by this rich, historical fiction that tackles the pursuit of knowledge & how class affects those who have access to it. - Ocean (QBD)
, 31/03/2023
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Maude and Peggy are idential twins who want vastly different things. They take us on a journey that explores what its like for Peggy to look after her on the spectrum sister while trying to expand her own horizons as WWI begins, the spead of the spanish flu, and the movement of the suffragettes. A fantastic bookish companion to QBD's 2020 book of the year 'A Dictionary of Lost Words.' - Jazmin (QBD)
, 30/03/2023
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A companion novel set in the same world as Dictionary of Lost Words.It tells the tale of 2 sisters working in book bindery during WW1 in 1915. A captiviting historical fiction, exploring all the emotions of living through a war and not knowing which loved ones you may lose and never see again. An amazing read, that you won't want to put down - Amanda (QBD)
, 29/03/2023
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Set in the time of womens suffrage, WW1 and all its effects and the spread of Spanish Flu. Whilst the story centres around Peggy and all she is denied by her gender, social standing and responsibilities, we are also reacquainted with many of the support characters we came to know and love in The Dictionary of Lost Words. Evocative, thought provocating and not to be missed. - Alison (QBD)
, 29/03/2023
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A brilliant companion novel to 'The Dictionary of Lost Words, this perfect piece of historical fiction 'The Bookbinder of Jericho' can be read as a follow up or as a standalone. Bound to captivate you with its poetic imagination and strong themes of the cost of war, sisterhood and ambition. This novel is sure to make you laugh and cry while following our dutiful and intelligent main character Peg. - Josh (QBD)
, 28/03/2023
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A resplendent story from modern day wordsmith Pip Williams. Set against the backdrop of WW1, identitcal twins Peggy and Maude work as bookbinders in Jericho, Oxford; but Peggy longs for a life of more than stolen words read at her workstation. 'Jericho' and 'Dictionary of Lost Words' are two stars in a single constellation, highlighting knowledge and its keepers, and those left behind. - Erin (QBD)
, 28/03/2023
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"The Bookbinder of Jericho" attempts to give voice to the women whose class and gender meant their thoughts were lost to history. Serving as a beautiful companion to Pip Williams' bestelling debut novel "Dictionary of Lost Words" this stellar novel tells the story of these women, and many like them, who worked through war, illness abd social upheaval in the early 20th century. - Zoe (QBD)
, 28/03/2023
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Return to the world of 'The Dictionary of Lost Words' in Pip Williams' companion novel, 'The Bookbinder of Jericho'. Desperate to read and not simply bind, Peggy navigates the changing landscape of 1914 England from Oxford's bookbinding warehouse. The novel challenges the very heart of knowledge production and details the crushing loss when knowledge is both lost and withheld. - Alicia (QBD)
, 24/03/2023
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From its commentary on classism, suffrage, access to education and the wide ranging impacts of war on all aspects of society, Pip Williams is able to weave together a devastatingly beautiful story of strength and dreams that will appeal to anyone's human nature. - Nicola (QBD)
, 20/03/2023

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