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Francis Spufford - Author

Francis Spufford, a former Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year (1977), has edited two acclaimed literary anthologies and a collection of essays on the history of technology. His first book, I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, was awarded the Writers Guild Award for Best Non-Fiction Book of 1996 and a Somerset Maugham Award, and also inspired a Frankfurt Ballet production and a clown show at the Edinburgh Festival 2001. His second, The Child that Books Built, was described as 'witty, compelling and elegant' by the New Statesman. His third, Backroom Boys, was called a 'beautifully written book' by the Daily Telegraph and was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize and longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Francis Spufford lives in Cambridge.

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I May be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination
Francis Spufford
November 2009 Guest Editor Geraldine McCaughrean on I May Be Some Time by FRANCIS SPUFFORD I don't read non-fiction except when researching, so I came across Spufford while researching Antarctica. His style is so beautiful it should come with...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2003
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