Bridget Collins - The Binding (2nd Hand Hardback)
One of 2019’s standout debuts, The Binding became an instant favourite with our booksellers from the moment it landed in their hands in January. Heart-racingly exciting, chilling and with a startlingly original premise, it is a supernaturally tinged tale of forbidden love, buried secrets and unspeakable betrayal that is simply unforgettable.
Set against a landscape that is part Victorian gothic, part medieval outlier and yet strikingly modern, The Binding slowly unravels a mystery surrounding Emmett Farmer, a farm labourer whose life is irrevocably altered when he receives a cryptic summons, pressing him into service as an apprentice to a Bookbinder. It is an invitation he is both drawn to and desperate to run from. For a Bookbinder’s trade is like no other.
In the house set deep in the marshes, Emmett learns the skills to make exquisitely beautiful volumes, every one as unique as the last and each holding a dark and peculiar secret: a person’s most unconscionable memories. And to Emmett, they whisper in the darkness. Then one day he discovers a book with his own name on it and is forced to choose between forgetting and the dreadful, tantalising promise of remembrance.
Conjuring a magic all of its own, The Binding is a richly imagined story of boundary-defying desire and prejudice wrapped in layers of enchantment, enigma and stunningly evoked detail. Peopled by fully-fledged characters that live and breathe from the book’s pages, it is a novel to fall in love with.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Fantasy
- Published : 2019 (Harper Collins - 1st Edition, 5th Printing)
- ISBN : 9780008272111
- SKU : B002564
- PPC : SP600gm
- RRP : £12.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
‘This is a fantasy novel with a difference, achingly romantic ; a haunting story of forbidden love, longing, lust, magic and betrayal.’
‘Every once in a while a truly special book comes out, one that you know you will never forget . . . This is that book.’
‘The Binding is truly a phenomenal, magical, all-consuming novel of the kind that only comes around once in a blue moon.’ - Waterstones Reviews.
'The Binding held me captive from the start and refused to set me free. It is a beautifully crafted tale of dark magic and forbidden passion, where unspeakable cruelty is ultimately defeated by enduring love. Breathtaking!' - Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things.
Bridget Collins is a British author of adult and young adult fiction. Collins studied English at King’s College Cambridge, and subsequently trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating from LAMDA, she started writing fiction. Her first book, a young adult novel called The Traitor Game, was published in 2008, earning her the Branford Boase Award the following year. She went on to publish another six young adult titles under the name of B. R. Collins, including Tyme’s End (2011) and Love in Revolution (2013). Collins has had two plays produced, one at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.