A rich and passionate love story strung through a gothic, dark, and twisty tale of morally dubious book-binding magic and betrayal. Deeply moving, thrilling, and heart-breaking - also written with such an immersive eye you easily lose yourself in the pages. Eerie at the start, a bittersweet flurry midway, and a roaring fire of a finish. - Michelle
Author: Michelle recommends: 'The Binding'
About this book:
Emmett Farmer is a binder's apprentice. His job is to hand-craft beautiful books and, within each, to capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory.
If you have something you want to forget, or a secret to hide, he can bind it - and you will never have to remember the pain it caused.
In a vault under his mentor's workshop, row upon row of books - and secrets - are meticulously stored and recorded.
Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of the volumes has his name on it.
About the author:
Bridget Collins trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after reading English at King's College, Cambridge. She is the author of seven acclaimed books for young adults and has had two plays produced, one at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Binding, her first adult novel, was a no. 1 Sunday Times bestseller.