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On Observation Hill

Francis Spufford

‘Here I stand on Observation Hill. If the Devil made me an offer at this moment, I feel sure I would accept.’

Francis Spufford

Francis Spufford is the author of I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, a cultural history of the British obsession with polar exploration, The Child that Books Built and Backroom Boys: The Secret Return of the British Boffin. He has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year prize, and the Writers' Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of the Year. He lives in Cambridge.

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