A stunning new graphic novel by one of the UK’s most talented young artists and storytellers
The Bind charts the rise and fall of Egret Bindings, once the most prestigious firm of bookbinders in London.
In 1910 brothers Guy and Victor Egret take on an ambitious commission: a deluxe, jewelled binding of a collection of poems, A Moonless Land. It proves to be a moment of hubris. The work triggers their ruin, watched by the disapproving spirit of their father, Garrison Egret.
A darkly humorous tale of sibling rivalry and creative one-upmanship, The Bind shows once again that William Goldsmith is an incomparable storyteller and a marvellously inventive artist.
“I had to read the book twice to make quite sure that I had understood it. This, though, was a pleasure rather than a chore. And I am already looking forward to reading the book for a third time.”
Matthew Sturgis, Oldie
“William Goldsmith’s second graphic novel takes the reader to another world”
James Smart, Guardian
“As natural a storyteller as he is a dazzling illustrator… The result is utterly delicious, a gripping story that is beautiful to behold.”
Neel Mukherjee, New Statesman