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The Binding

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Pub Date: 10/01/2019
ISBN: 9780008272128
Availability: In Stock
Quick overview A Dubray Staff Recommended Read. `I wish I had written it' Erin Kelly Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.
€17.55
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When Emmett becomes a Bookbinder, he begins to realise his true potential. Yet it is a feared profession that brings him into a sinister world of secrets and shadows. But Emmett doesn’t realise just how close to home the danger lies… Memory, loss, magic and desire combine in a high-stakes adventure of forbidden love in Regency-era England. This is an utterly gripping read, intricately plotted with complex, believeable characters in a vividly realised world. A book to fall in love with!

- Recommended by Karina Clifford, Dubray Stillorgan

`I wish I had written it' Erin Kelly



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.

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