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Little Atoms 426 - Francis Spufford's Golden Hill

Francis Spufford was born in 1964. He is the author of five highly-praised books of non-fiction, most frequently described by reviewers as either 'bizarre' or 'brilliant', and usually as both. Unapologetic, has been translated into three languages; the one before, Red Plenty, into nine.

He has been longlisted or shortlisted for prizes in science writing, historical writing, political writing, theological writing, and writing "evoking the spirit of place".

In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and lives near Cambridge.

His latest book is his first novel, Golden Hill.

In the particle of me that cares for this, I betrayed those little atoms with a kiss

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