Imagine you could erase your grief.
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.
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Intense, immersive … A stirring, highly original piece of storytelling and world-making. Sunday Times
The Binding is a dark chocolate slice of cake with a surprising, satisfying seam of raspberry running through it. It is a rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped in them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding. Tracy Chevalier
With a twisting narrative that explores humans’ darkest moments and morals, Collins has created a fascinating fantasy world that evokes the atmosphere of Sarah Waters’ books with a nod to Philip Pullman. And, with a love story holding much of the story’s emotion together, this is definitely a book you’ll want to lose yourself to for hours on end. Stylist
Pure magic. The kind of immersive storytelling that makes you forget your own name. I wish I had written it. Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She SaidA real treat … gothic, imaginative and dark. The Times