The Binding

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$19.99  $18.59
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
5.3 X 7.8 X 1.1 inches | 0.75 pounds

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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 succeeds in creating the magic it proposes: the experience of memory returning, a rush of recollection that can change the whole world, if only for one person at a time -- or sometimes two."--Naomi Novik, The New York Times Book Review
"Everyone keeps calling this novel spell binding and they! are! not! wrong! A true epic in every sense of the word."--Cosmopolitan
"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
"Truly spellbinding... Many readers of The Binding will simply sink gratefully into the pleasures of its pages, because, like all great fables, it also functions as transporting romance."--The Guardian
"A captivating fantasy novel with forbidden love at its heart."--Good Housekeeping (UK)
"The new 'Have you read The Miniaturist' will be 'Have you read The Binding?' ... 'Gorgeous' and 'spellbinding' is the consensus among those who've already devoured it."--Grazia, "The 2019 Hot List"
"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 inside them and reminds us of the power of storytelling. Spellbinding."--Tracy Chevalier, bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring
"The Binding held me captive from the start and refused to set me free. It's 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
"An original concept, beautifully written. Collins' prose is spellbinding."--Laura Purcell, author of The Silent Companions
"More of an experience than a book, written with such grace and wisdom. Utterly brilliant."--Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
"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
"Intriguing, thought-provoking and heartbreaking ... what a gorgeous book."--Stella Duffy
"Beguiling ... Dark and atmospheric."
"What an astounding book ... something entirely of its own. Brilliant concept, truly extraordinary writing and a killer plot."--Anna Mazzola, author of The Unseeing
"A compulsive mix of historical and gothic fiction."--Wiltshire Living
"A real treat . . . gothic, imaginative and dark."--The Times (UK)
"Beguiling and mysterious ... dark and atmospheric ... The Binding is the kind of novel that practically demands fireside reading."--The Herald (Glasgow)
"Using evocative language to express a lovingly told tale of lost memories, Collins wraps her story of a passionate, forbidden relationship in mystery and magic."--Booklist
"The Binding is an imaginative, thought-provoking tale of how--for better and worse--moments can define who we become."--BookPage
“Intense, immersive. . . . A stirring, highly original piece of storytelling and world-making.”--Sunday Times (UK)
“Bookbinders capture souls in this fantasy's bleak Dickensian world. The novel's most horrifying victim is the starving mother who doesn't recognize her children because she had to sell her memories of them.”--New York Times, 󈫺 New Books We Recommend This Week”