The Bookbinder Of Jericho

ISBN: 9781529921304
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Publisher,Vintage
Publication Date,
Format, Paperback
Weight, 309 g
No. of Pages, 448

As World War One brings women unexpected new freedoms, bookbinder Peggy has the chance at a new future.

'Vivid and moving ... I absolutely loved it!' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
'Charming, original and beautifully researched' Rachel Hore, author of A Beautiful Spy


'When the men leave for the Western Front, Peggy and her friends must shoulder the burden at home.

As she moves between her narrowboat full of memories and the demands of the bookbindery where she works, Peggy’s dreams of escaping for a new life feel ever more remote.

But the war brings people together in unexpected ways. New friends and lovers offer new opportunities but also present difficult choices – and Peggy must write her own story.

'A fresh, exciting new voice in historical fiction' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
'A compelling homage to the transformational power of books
Daisy Wood, author of The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris

 

About the Author

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is the author of the international number one bestseller, The Dictionary of Lost Words, described by The Times as 'an extraordinary, charming novel'. It was also a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and has been translated into over thirty languages to worldwide acclaim. Pip's second novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, sprang from her discovery of archival footage of women who worked in the bindery of Oxford University Press during the early twentieth century. When she tried to find out more about them, there was almost nothing. Despite their important role in the production of books, barely a word has been written about them until now.
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 2.7 x 19.8 cm

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