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Golden Hill (Paperback)

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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...



Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 29/09/2016 ISBN-13: 9780571225200  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Francis Spufford is the author of five highly-praised works of non-fiction, most frequently described by reviewers as either 'bizarre' or 'brilliant', and usually as both. His debut novel Golden Hill won the Costa First Novel Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the British Book Awards Debut Novel of the Year. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and lives near Cambridge.

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I thoroughly enjoyed running through the streets of 1740s New York with Mr Smith. All those cliches about a good story well told - a gripping yarn, characters leaping off the page, feeling as if you were there - were true for me as I was reading this. Aside from the plot, and the fine sense of humour, the physicality of the characters and places propelled me as I read.

- 02/11/2017
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