The Binding

Sold by HarperCollins
26
Free sample

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

Proclaimed as “truly spellbinding,” a “great fable” that “functions as transporting romance” by the Guardian, the runaway #1 international bestseller

"A rich, gothic entertainment that explores what books have trapped inside them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding.” — TRACY CHEVALIER

Imagine you could erase grief.
Imagine you could remove pain.
Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret.
Forever.

Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice amongst their small community, but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.

For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman’s watchful eye, Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there’s something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor’s workshop rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored.

But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends—and just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten.

An unforgettable novel of enchantment, mystery, memory, and forbidden love, The Binding is a beautiful homage to the allure and life-changing power of books—and a reminder to us all that knowledge can be its own kind of magic.

Read more
Collapse

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 Festival Fringe. The Binding is her first adult novel. She lives in Kent, United Kingdom.

Read more
Collapse
3.7
26 total
Loading...

Additional Information

Publisher
HarperCollins
Read more
Collapse
Published on
Apr 9, 2019
Read more
Collapse
Pages
448
Read more
Collapse
ISBN
9780062838117
Read more
Collapse
Features
Read more
Collapse
Read more
Collapse
Language
English
Read more
Collapse
Genres
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Magical Realism
Read more
Collapse
Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
Read more
Collapse
Eligible for Family Library

Reading information

Smartphones and Tablets

Install the Google Play Books app for Android and iPad/iPhone. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are.

Laptops and Computers

You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser.

eReaders and other devices

To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders.
Congratulations, you are about to go on an exciting journey in your life which starts with your wedding!

Planning Your Wedding
Unless you work full time as an event planner, this may be your largest planned event yet. However, don’t fret, your first step to having your dream wedding is to have a well laid out plan. This will also help reduce stress, even as you enjoy planning your wedding.
You currently hold the best wedding planning tool to plan the wedding of your dreams. This practical guide to planning the ultimate wedding tailored for you was prepared specifically for you, the very busy and well-informed couple.

Covered in this guide are tips to help plan your memorable wedding: 
The kind of wedding to consider
Choosing the correct budget
How exactly to select your dress
Drawing a guest list
Creating the reception seating chart
And Much Much More!

The Ketogenic Diet for Beginners and Bodybuilders
Are you looking for a diet that’s not just a fad and actually works? Are you looking for a diet with great food you can actually eat? Are you a newly engaged bride looking for a safe but effective diet that will show results in time for your wedding day?
The this is the book for you! 
The ketogenic diet is more popular than ever, leading people to wonder if it is just another fad or if it is even healthy. In this book, you will learn about the numerous health benefits of the ketogenic diet. You will learn about any possible risks, and how to avoid them.

In this book you will learn:
The differences among the three types of ketogenic diets
The science behind the ketogenic diet
The importance of nutrients
Using the ketogenic diet to treat multiple types of illnesses, whether it's epilepsy, cancer, type II diabetes, or Alzheimer's disease
Possible side effects of the ketogenic diet
How to combine the ketogenic diet and exercise
How to use the ketogenic diet and bodybuilding together to reach your goals
What you can and cannot eat on keto
A 21-day meal plan
20 delicious recipes to get you started!
And Much Much More!

Buy this 2 book set NOW to set to learn how to plan for the perfect wedding and also get a bonus full length book on the Ketogenic diet to help you look great on your wedding day!

Get your copies today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.