US Edition!


I’m delighted to report that Golden Hill will be published in hardcover in the United States by Scribner.  Dates are not yet decided, but the American edition should appear some time in 2017.  

A book about the pre-history of New York couldn’t hope to have a more venerable New York publisher, but the connection turns out to be even more satisfyingly specific.  The firm was founded by Charles Scribner I in 1846, a mere century after Mr Smith’s time.  And where?  In a room leased from the Brick Church Chapel at 145 Nassau Street.  About three hundred yards, in other words, from where I put Tabitha Lovell’s front door on Golden Hill; about fifty yards from the site of the Pope Day bonfire on the Common.