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Golden Hill

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

 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel

"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




Winner of the Costa First Novel Award

Winner of the RSL Ondaatje Prize

Winner of the Desmond Elliott Prize

Named "Novel of the Year" by the UK'S Sunday Times

The spectacular first novel from acclaimed nonfiction author Francis Spufford follows the adventures of a mysterious young man in mid-18th century Manhattan, 30 years before the American Revolution.

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746. One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat arrives at a countinghouse door on Golden Hill Street: This is Mr. Smith, amiable, charming, yet strangely determined to keep suspicion shimmering. For in his pocket, he has what seems to be an order for a thousand pounds, a huge sum, and he won't explain why, or where he comes from, or what he is planning to do in the colonies that requires so much money. Should the New York merchants trust him? Should they risk their credit and refuse to pay? Should they befriend him, seduce him, arrest him...maybe even kill him?

Rich in language and historical perception yet compulsively listenable, Golden Hill is a story "taut with twists and turns" that "keeps you gripped until its tour-de-force conclusion" (The Times, London). Spufford paints an irresistible picture of a New York provokingly different from its later metropolitan self but already entirely 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
 
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Used availability for Francis Spufford's Golden Hill


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Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2011 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-22519-5 / 978-0-571-22519-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 0-571-22520-9 / 978-0-571-22520-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

June 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

June 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2017 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
ISBN: 1-5100-7023-0 / 978-1-5100-7023-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Golden Hill
Author(s): Francis Spufford
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


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