Book: The Bookbinder
Author: Pip Williams
This is my 94th read for the year
This story is about Peggy and Maude - two twin sisters who work as bookbinders in 1914. It is war time, and in between bookbinding, Peggy starts to volunteer at a local hospital for wounded soldiers. Peggy aspires to be a student at Oxford and have access to all the books and use her intellect for more than just folding pgaes for other people. With support from friends she met at the local hospital, she decides to apply to the college. However - she has recently fallen in love with a wounded Belgium soldier and worried that their relationship will hold them back.
This was an okay book. I liked the story of Peggy and her sister Maude (who is disabled). I liked learning about the bookbinding that happened during the war, and the opportunities at Oxford for women at that time period. However - the part where Peggy decides to study and apply for the college were way too drawn out. And the ending was not at all satisfactory.