I remember a story with a young woman who lives (maybe not all the time) in a big old house in England that is described like an English "Manor". Her little sister/brother is sometimes with her but is kidnapped at some point in the story (?).

She goes to a parallel world where people are figures from books or books itself. She has a (living, running or flying) book herself which enables her superpowers or doing magic. One portal to this world is a big real world bridge.

In this world is a forest, where dead books are buried and are seeds for the trees. At some point the young woman is living or hiding in some tree houses with a lot of other people. (20-50?)

Also there is a house of glass where there stands a tree on which all bookmarks would grow. I remember a big ship made of paper. And one female person's torso is able to be opened like a book, so she wears a corsage to avoid this. It was not usual in this world.

I think I read it as a real book, but I also read a lot of e-books. It would be in the last 5 years and it was an actual book I think. It was in German language.

The ship is one of those traditional ships with big wheels on the Mississippi. The young woman and her magic book somehow make it fly.

It is possible to travel via book in the real world. One needs two books of exactly the same year, printing and so on. One could teleport from one of these to the other and then they are destroyed.

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    It sounds like the author had helped themselves to the laudanum – Valorum Jul 27 '19 at 19:33
  • In which stage? The early to promote or the late to destroy creativity? – Allerleirauh Jul 27 '19 at 21:41
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    The stage where you've had to much and the world goes all floopy while you're writing :-) – Valorum Jul 27 '19 at 21:58
  • I do not know, if I get it right :( but I have (rare but) best memories with this book ^^ So I think this world is not floppy... :) – Allerleirauh Jul 27 '19 at 22:03
  • Hi Allerleirauh. I've made some minor edits to change what I suspect were translation errors. If you don't like the changes I've made please feel free to roll them back. Can you remember if it was a German author, i.e. the book was originally in German, or whether it was originally in another language and translated into German? – John Rennie Jul 28 '19 at 5:05

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