The Silence Factory

By Bridget Collins

The whole world disappears when you enter


Henry dreams of silence.

A world without the clattering of carriages through cobbled streets, the distant cries of drunken brawls, the relentless ticking of the clock.

Then he meets a fascinating, mysterious gentleman who sells just that. Precious silk that can drown out the clamour of the world – and everything Henry is so desperate to escape.

Summoned to Sir Edward’s secluded factory to try to cure his young daughter’s deafness, Henry is soon drawn deeper and deeper into the origins of this otherworldly gift: a gift that has travelled from ancient Mediterranean glades to English libraries.

Ignoring repeated warnings from the girl’s secretive governess, he allows himself to fall under the spell of Sir Edward and his silk… but when he learns its true cost, will it be too late to turn back?

From the #1 bestselling author of THE BINDING, this is an enthralling story about complicity, desire and corruption – a novel to lose yourself in.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 09 May 2024
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-842404-6
Bridget Collins trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art after reading English at King\'s College, Cambridge. She is the author of seven acclaimed books for young adults and has had two plays produced, one at the Edinburgh Fringe. She is the No. 1 bestselling author of THE BINDING and THE BETRAYALS. THE SILENCE FACTORY is her third adult novel.


”'Immersive” - Sunday Times

”'Spellbinding” - Guardian

”'Vivid” - Naomi Novik, New York Times

”'Brilliant” - Joanna Cannon

”'Magic” - Erin Kelly

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”'Astounding” - Anna Mazzola

”'Breathtaking” - Ruth Hogan

”'Sensational” - Woman’s Weekly

”'Beguiling … Dark and atmospheric” - i Paper

”'Captivating, inventive and unforgettable” - Woman & Home

”'Compelling … lush, romantic, and beautifully realised” - Sunday Express S Magazine