Imagine, If you could forget your pain or hide a secret, forever. The Binding is about a farmer, Emmett, who got a surprising letter while working in the fields. The letter offered him to work for a bookbinder, beginning an apprenticeship. A job that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice in his mind. But, refusal to this offer would be unaffordable for him and his parents.
An experience to learn handi-craft beautiful volumes, capturing something unusual and amazing by grabbing a moment. He can help us, to forget memories we want out from our lives or assist us to erase things. All secrets would be stored and recorded safely inside a book, and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.
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. 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.
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. Like a wonderful meal made from a few simple ingredients: the feeling in your chest when you hold someone in your arms for the first time. Readers will sink gratefully into the pleasures of its pages.
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 produced two plays. The Binding is her first adult novel.