The bookbinder : a novel
(Large Print)

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[Waterville, ME] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.
Format
Large Print
Edition
Large print edition., Unabridged.
ISBN
9798885793780
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651 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
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Published
[Waterville, ME] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.
Edition
Large print edition., Unabridged.
Language
English
ISBN
9798885793780

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"It is 1914, and as the war draws the young men of Britain away to fight, women must keep the nation running. Two of those women are Peggy and Maude, twin sisters who live on a narrow boat in Oxford and work in the bindery at the university press. Ambitious, intelligent Peggy has been told for most of her life that her job is to bind the books, not read them--but as she folds and gathers pages, her mind wanders to the opposite side of Walton Street, where the female students of Oxford's Somerville College have a whole library at their fingertips. Maude, meanwhile, wants nothing more than what she has: to spend her days folding the pages of books in the company of the other bindery girls. She is extraordinary but vulnerable, and Peggy feels compelled to watch over her. Then refugees arrive from the war-torn cities of Belgium, sending ripples through the Oxford community and the sisters' lives. Peggy begins to see the possibility of another future where she can educate herself and use her intellect, not just her hands. But as war and illness reshape her world, her love for a Belgian soldier--and the responsibility that comes with it--threaten to hold her back. The Bookbinder is a story about knowledge--who creates it, who can access it, and what truths get lost in the process. Much as she did in the international bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams thoughtfully explores another rarely seen slice of history through women's eyes." -- Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Williams, P. (2023). The bookbinder: a novel (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Pip, 1969-. 2023. The Bookbinder: A Novel. [Waterville, ME]: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Pip, 1969-. The Bookbinder: A Novel [Waterville, ME]: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Pip. The Bookbinder: A Novel Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2023.

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