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Golden Hill

(2016)
(A book in the Old New York series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Desmond Elliott Prize Best Book
Rathbone Folio Prize Best Book (nominee)
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel (nominee)
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel
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Winner of the Costa First Novel Award 2016

Winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2017
Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize 2017

Shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2017

Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2017
Shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award 2017
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Debut Novel of the Year 2017

A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

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 . . .

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Addictively readable." - Mark Haddon

"Francis Spufford has one of the most original minds in contemporary literature." - Nick Hornby

"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." - Iain Pears

"Quite marvellous. A vivid re-creation of colonial New York, in which the adventures of Mr Smith, who may be a charlatan or a hero, make for a page turner, with an unexpected and unusually satisfying ending." - C J Sansom


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Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 1-4328-4705-8 / 978-1-4328-4705-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 1-5011-6387-6 / 978-1-5011-6387-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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December 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-22519-5 / 978-0-571-22519-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 1-5011-6388-4 / 978-1-5011-6388-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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September 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Golden Hill: 'My favourite book of the last 5 years' - Richard Osman
Author(s): Francis Spufford, Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-22520-9 / 978-0-571-22520-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 1-5082-8406-7 / 978-1-5082-8406-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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June 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 1-5100-7023-0 / 978-1-5100-7023-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Scribner
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May 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Golden Hill: 'My favourite book of the last 5 years' - Richard Osman
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU