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Golden Hill by Francis Spufford

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Dunlurking Wed 26-Oct-16 10:11:05

Has anyone posted about this gorgeous book yet? Just loved it. I read a library copy and can't wait for the paperback to reread it. I might just have to order it from the library again. Something about it reminds me of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, although thankfully it is a lot shorter.

On second thoughts maybe I need to buy the hardback so I have a first edition grin

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 26-Oct-16 19:43:54

I was looking at this the other day. It's v pretty. Think I'll give it a go - have read some of his non-fiction.

Dunlurking Thu 27-Oct-16 18:09:46

Do Remus. His writing is so accessible and beautiful. He spent many years writing this apparently. I've only read his book "The child that books built" before. What else should I read?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 28-Oct-16 17:49:11

I read his one about the Antarctic too.

Dunlurking Fri 28-Oct-16 20:21:46

I'll look out for that one then. Thanks Remus

The paperback of Golden Hill is out - I didn't realise - it was prominently displayed in Waterstones today - as their fiction book of the month.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 28-Oct-16 20:27:30

I'll give it a go. smile

KingscoteStaff Sun 30-Oct-16 11:59:05

Back room Boys is brilliant too.

Dunlurking Sun 30-Oct-16 12:39:31

Thanks KIngscoteStaff I'll hunt that one down as well.
Reviews of Golden Hill
The orginal one that prompted me to read it.
guardian review
And today
Observer review

Dunlurking Wed 04-Jan-17 11:34:18

So pleased to see this has won the Costa first novel award smile

SatsukiKusakabe Wed 04-Jan-17 12:12:00

I really want to read this but waiting for price to come down on Kindle. I might reserve at library, but popular books tend to have a long wait.

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 04-Jan-17 18:18:00

I'm still waiting for it to come down in price on Kindle.

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 04-Jan-17 18:18:57

Ooh - just looked and it's down to £3.79 today. I'm going in!

SatsukiKusakabe Wed 04-Jan-17 18:29:08

Me too!

'Twas 6 quid after I'd commented earlier.

Essex Serpent went up after we heartily recommended it to everyone smile

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 04-Jan-17 18:35:18


RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Wed 04-Jan-17 18:36:28

Essex Serpent £3 now, so still a bargain!

SatsukiKusakabe Wed 04-Jan-17 18:44:25

Yes I'd definitely have paid £3 for it grin

Dunlurking Wed 04-Jan-17 19:29:02

I managed to catch Essex Serpent at 99p and started it yesterday smilesmilesmile Thank you posters who put it on here.

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 08-Jan-17 14:08:10

Finished Golden Hill today. Enjoyed it. Don't know if I'd reread it but it was entertaining and I'd read another novel by him.

PokemonWanker Sat 14-Jan-17 12:07:32

Just finished the book this morning and absolutely loved it.

Feeling a bit bereft now it's over, such beautiful writing and I loved New York as the setting.

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Sun 15-Jan-17 16:42:45

I was frustrated by it. Liked lots of it, but too long and too much padding.

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