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Title: Golden Hill
Authors: Spufford, Francis
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 340
Year: 2016
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Language: English
Description: When Richard Smith sets foot on Manhattan Island in 1746, it's not long before New York tongues are wagging. The enigmatic Mr. Smith has a promissory note for 1000 pounds, but is not to be drawn on who he is, and what he plans to do with his fortune. If he is to prosper, this likeable but playing-his-cards-close-to-his-chest Englishman must successfully navigate a naturally mistrustful Manhattan society.

With its period appropriate style and historically accurate details, this is an intriguing and fast-paced adventure of colonial New York.

2016 Costa Book First Novel Award winner.
Categories: Fiction, Award Winner, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Historical, Morals/Ethics, Mystery, Social commentary/perspectives, America, 2019 Titles

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