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Iain Pears

UK flag (b.1955)

Iain Pears was born in Coventry in 1955. Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian and a television consultant. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history and countless articles on artistic, financial and historical subjects, and An Instance of the Fingerpost.

Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction
Non fiction
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2010) : Stone's Fall
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2016) : Arcadia

Iain Pears recommends
Tread Softly (2000)
Georgie Hale
"A splendid debut, fast-paced and well-written."
A Weekend At Blenheim (2002)
J P Morrissey
"A gripping tale of intrigue."
Golden Hill (2016)
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Francis Spufford
"Golden Hill is a meticulously crafted and brilliantly written novel that is both an affectionate homage to the 18th century novel and a taut and thoughtful tale."

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