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The Binding

(2018)
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THE BREAKOUT SENSATION

SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
SHORTLISTED FOR FOYLES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019

'Brilliant' Joanna Cannon
'Spellbinding' Guardian
'Magic' Erin Kelly
'Immersive' Sunday Times
'Gorgeous' Stella Duffy
'Astounding' Anna Mazzola

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.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"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

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

"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

"Pure magic. The kind of immersive storytelling that makes you forget your own name. I wish I had written it." - Erin Kelly

"What an astounding book … something entirely of its own. Brilliant concept, truly extraordinary writing and a killer plot." - Anna Mazzola

"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

"An original concept, beautifully written. Collins’ prose is spellbinding." - Laura Purcell


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Used availability for Bridget Collins's The Binding

Hardback Editions

September 2019 : UK Hardback

Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 1-78541-762-2 / 978-1-78541-762-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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August 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Binding (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 1-4328-6706-7 / 978-1-4328-6706-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Binding: THE #1 BESTSELLER
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-827211-5 / 978-0-00-827211-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Binding: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-06-283809-1 / 978-0-06-283809-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Binding: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-06-283810-5 / 978-0-06-283810-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-833636-9 / 978-0-00-833636-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Binding: THE #1 BESTSELLER
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-827214-X / 978-0-00-827214-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-838957-8 / 978-0-00-838957-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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1900 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-827212-3 / 978-0-00-827212-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 0-00-828859-3 / 978-0-00-828859-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Binding: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 1-982625-24-4 / 978-1-982625-24-5
Publisher: HarperCollins B and Blackstone Audio
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April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Binding: Library Edition
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 1-982625-23-6 / 978-1-982625-23-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
ISBN: 1-982625-25-2 / 978-1-982625-25-2
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Binding: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Binding: A Novel
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Binding
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: William Morrow
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January 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Binding: THE #1 BESTSELLER
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Binding: THE #1 BESTSELLER
Author(s): Bridget Collins
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon AU