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Golden Hill : Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2016 - Francis Spufford

Golden Hill

Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2016

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Published: 25th January 2017
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I've no history here, and no character: and what I am, is all in what I will be...

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan Island, 1746. One rainy evening, a charming and handsome young stranger fresh off the boat from England pitches up to a counting house on Golden Hill Street, with a suspicious yet compelling proposition -- he has an order for a thousand pounds in his pocket that he wishes to cash. But can he be trusted? This is New York in its infancy, a place where a young man with a fast tongue can invent himself afresh, fall in love, and find a world of trouble . . .

About the Author

Francis Spufford, a former Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year (1997), has edited two acclaimed literary anthologies and a collection of essays about the history of technology. His first book, I May Be Some Time, won the Writers' Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of 1996, the Banff Mountain Book Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. His second, The Child That Books Built, gave Neil Gaiman 'the peculiar feeling that there was now a book I didn't need to write'. His third, Backroom Boys, was called 'as nearly perfect as makes no difference' by the Daily Telegraph and was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College and lives near Cambridge.

ISBN: 9780571225200
ISBN-10: 0571225209
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 25th January 2017
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.33