The Binding

The Binding

Hardback original

Hardback (10 Jan 2019) | English

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Synopsis

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

Imagine 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.

About the Publisher

The Borough Press

The Borough Press

HarperFiction’s brand new imprint, The Borough Press. An imprint name chosen by our Publishing Director Katie Espiner, as Borough is soon to be the new London home of HarperCollinsPublishers. A place that reflects the spirit of our books, and the spirit of the imprint: energetic, modern and passionate – proud of a rich and varied past, and enthusiastic about a thriving present and future.

Book information

ISBN: 9780008272111
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: The Borough Press
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 438
Weight: 642g
Height: 163mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 44mm