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Author Collins, Bridget, author

Title The binding / Bridget Collins
Published London : The Borough Press, 2019


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Description 438 pages ; 23 cm
Summary 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
Notes Scheduled to be published December 2018
Subject Secrecy -- Fiction.
Memory -- Fiction.
Bookbinders -- Fiction.
Bookbinding -- Fiction.
Books and reading -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Social classes -- England -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Alternative histories (Fiction)
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Reading nook.
ISBN 0008288593
9780008288594 (tpb)
9780008272111 (hardback)