The Binding (Paperback)
  • The Binding (Paperback)
  • The Binding (Paperback)
  • The Binding (Paperback)
zoom
The Binding (Paperback) The Binding (Paperback)

The Binding (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99 £6.99
Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 26/12/2019
  • Save £2.00
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for January 2020

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2019

‘This is a fantasy novel with a difference, achingly romantic ; a haunting story of forbidden love, longing, lust, magic and betrayal.’ – Emine at Bromley

‘Every once in a while a truly special book comes out, one that you know you will never forget... This is that book.’ - Gemma at Elgin

The Binding is truly a phenomenal, magical, all-consuming novel of the kind that only comes around once in a blue moon.’ – Ella at Lewes

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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008389574
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'It is 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; the sight of a host of bluebells' - The Guardian

'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. Spellbinding' - Tracy Chevalier

'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

'Intriguing, thought-provoking and heartbreaking... what a gorgeous book' - Stella Duffy

'What an astounding book ... something entirely of its own. Brilliant concept, truly extraordinary writing and a killer plot' - Anna Mazzola, author of The Unseeing

'Pure magic. The kind of immersive storytelling that makes you forget your own name. I wish I had written it' - Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

'An original concept, beautifully written. Collins' prose is spellbinding' - Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions

'A moving, spellbinding book with a powerful love story at its heart and one of the best twists I've read in a long time. I fell into and inhabited and loved it. Such a deeply enjoyable and nourishing novel' - Sandra Newman, author of The Heavens

The Binding Book Club

The Binding Book Club

Ipswich
Monday 27th January 19:00 - 21:00

Join us for the first Book Club of the year where we will be discussing 'The Binding' by Bridget Collins.

View
Wokingham Waterstones Bookclub - Reading The Binding

Wokingham Waterstones Bookclub - Reading The Binding

Hope and Anchor Pub, Station Road, Wokingham, RG40 2AD
Monday 3rd February 19:00 - 20:30

Wokingham Waterstones Bookclub Monday 3rd February Hope and Anchor Station Road at 7pm This month we are reading The Binding by Bridget Collins For a Bookbinder's trade is like no other...... In the house set deep in the marshes, Emmett learns the skills to make beautiful volumes, every one as unique as the last and each holding a dark and peculiar secret: a person's most unconscionable memories. They whisper to Emmett.... One day he discovers a volume with his name on it, and is forced to choose between forgetting and the dreadful, tantalising promise of remembrance. A beautiful story of betrayal, secrets and forbidden love. This genre defying read will have you hooked from the first page. All Welcome.

View
Fiction Bookclub Meeting

Fiction Bookclub Meeting

Sheffield - Meadowhall - The Arcade
Tuesday 4th February 18:30 - 19:30

If you love to read, why not join our bookclub? We meet once a month for friendly and informal chat about good books over coffee and cake in Costa coffee shop (on the lower level outside Debenhams). Bookclub members enjoy 20% off the chosen title(s). At our February meeting we will be discussing- 'Daisy Jones and the Six' by Taylor Jenkins Reid, 'The Binding' by Bridget Collins and 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant' by Nizrana Farook.

View
See More

You may also be interested in...

The Love Child
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Secret Service
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Familiars
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Olive Kitteridge
Added to basket
An American Marriage
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
The Binding
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Once Upon a River
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Where the Crawdads Sing
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Wakenhyrst
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Rosie Result
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
In a House of Lies
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Paris Echo
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
Added to basket
Such a Fun Age
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback

“All consuming...”

If you judge a book by it’s cover, this one is simply beautiful. A shining light of great magnitude. A book about books. Binding is an art, taking memories and hiding them.
A story of love, desire, mixing fantasy and... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 132

“Love, memory and bookbinding.....”

Imagine, your memories are taken from you and stored in a book and you completely forget them. Then, people can read them like written novels without your permission.

This is a fantasy novel with a difference,... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 131

“Unforgettable”

WOW.
Every once in a while a truly special book comes out, one that you know you will never forget, one that you will never lend out as it means something too you, one you will replace over the years but still keep... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 98

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.