Golden Hill: ‘Best book of the century’ Richard Osman

Francis Spufford (author)

Golden Hill: 'Best book of the century' Richard Osman
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Golden Hill: ‘Best book of the century’ Richard Osman

Francis Spufford (author)

Winner of the Costa (First Novel) Award 2016

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 …

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