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March 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
  • Fiction

Bridget Collins

The Binding
A picture of Bridget Collins and her new novel


Colchester Library, Trinity Square
Colchester, CO1 1JB
£5 concessions (27 years and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948
Image © Symon Haymer

Set in 19th century Britain with one crucial difference: Books are not for learning or pleasure, but contain our worst memories – our grief, trauma and fear. Inspired by volunteer work for The Samaritans, and her studies into the art of bookbinding, Bridget Collins’ debut novel is an exploration of mental illness, memory loss, and a shamelessly romantic love story.




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. Breath-taking! 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



Colchester Library
Trinity Square
Colchester, CO1 1JB
033301 32640

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