The Binding by Bridget Collins

With The Binding, Collins conjures up a world that's somewhat reminiscent of a 19th century England, with a twist. In this world, people's deepest, darkest memories can be found written in the pages of books. It is the book binders who free people of their unwanted memories and transfer them, making both binders and books... Continue Reading →

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

I read A Field Guide to Getting Lost while travelling in Ecuador, and it really is a perfect book to gift solo-travelling or heart-broken loved ones. Solnit maps together lessons in loss from history, art, literature, nature, and her own life. She takes us on a journey to the colour blue, to Alfred Hitchcocks' Vertigo,... Continue Reading →

The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher

The Clockwork Crow would have captured my heart as a child, it's the type of book that led me to fall in love with reading. It's full of humour, magic, and mystery, with Catherine Fisher beautifully weaving Welsh mythology into the gothic Victorian setting. Seren, a spirited young orphan, journeys to a remote manor in Wales... Continue Reading →

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