The bookbinder of Jericho

When the men of Oxford University Press leave for the Western Front, Peggy, her twin sister Maude and their friends in the bookbindery must shoulder the burden at home. As Peggy moves between her narrowboat full of memories and the demands of the Press, her dreams of studying feel ever more remote. She must know her place, fold her pages and never stop to savour the precious words in front of her. From volunteer nurses to refugees fleeing the horrors of occupation, the war brings women together from all walks of life, and with them some difficult choices for Peggy. New friends and lovers offer new opportunities, but they also make new demands – and Peggy must write her own story.

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The men are at the front. But women are fighting too...

'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

Additional information

Weight 309 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 27 mm
Author

Publisher

Vintage

Imprint

Vintage

Cover

Paperback

Pages

448

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K