P.H. Newby

by Fraser, G. S.

Publisher: Published for the British Council by Longman Group in Burnt Mill, Harlow, Essex

Written in English
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Edition Notes

SeriesWriters & their work, no. 235
ContributionsScott-Kilvert, Ian
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6027 E8 Z77
The Physical Object
Pagination35p.
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18493126M

P. H. Newby's seventeenth novel Something To Answer For was assured of a place in literary history when it won the inaugural Booker Prize in It was and Townrow was in Port Said - of these two facts he is reasonably certain. He had been summoned by the widow of his deceased friend Elie Khoury. She is convinced Elie was murdered, but nobody seems to agree with her/5(6). In what reads more as a long short story than a novel, Newby (Something to Answer For) once again tiptoes neatly between sentiment and satire, recalling Wodehouse, Waugh (in the army bureaucracy and a shut-up-and-pray army chaplain), and Maugham (Nadia's internationalistic father declares: ""We do not believe in Somerset Mangham's foreigners"").   Books blog Books Looking back at the Booker: PH Newby Reading this year's Booker longlist was such an enjoyable experience that I've decided to read through all . Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby (, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

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Newby, P(ercy) H(oward) – Newby is an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, editor, critic, and author of children's books. Newby does not ordinarily write for children, has not written an ordinary book for children: a story which starts with deceptive restraint, wrings involvement into insight, and ends with the gift of a tin whistle. Where am I? Worse, who am I? The boy is alone on a country road, his memory gone. The sound of a tin whistle leads him over the wall.   So begins P. H. Newby’s Something to Answer For, the novel that won the first-ever Booker Prize. “The Booker was not, as it is now, a high media event,” Anthony Thwaite wrote in an obituary for Newby in “I remember the then–sales director of Faber & Faber, the book’s publisher, telling me that the prize probably resulted. Following on from The Picnic at Sakkara and Revolution and Roses, A Guest and His Going is the final novel in P.H. Newby's acclaimed Anglo-Egyptian comic trilogy. Set in London during the Suez crisis of , it charts the misadventures of Edgar Perry as he attempts peacefully to establish the suburban Helvetia School of English upon his return from Egypt.

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In October he was sent to France to serve in World War II as a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps/5.

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The book was reissued by Faber & Faber in in the “Faber Finds” line and again in About The Author. Given his low profile, I was surprised to find that P H Newby had written 13 books by the time of his Booker Prize success.

After service in World War 2 (in France and Egypt) he taught English Literature at Fouad 1st University, Cairo. All I knew about PH Newby when I began reading Something to Answer For, was that he was the first winner of the Booker Prize in The short biography on the Booker site didn’t enlighten me much further since it contained just the bare facts: born in Crowborough, Sussex, Newby was a private in a Medical Corps Unit during.

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It was reissued by Faber & Faber in in the "Faber Finds" line, in as paperback and in P.H. Newby published 20 novels for adults, two for children, a book of short stories, three books on Middle Eastern history, and two books on literary criticism. His books have been translated into Japanese, Romanian, Polish, and Macedonian.

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P.H. Newby. [E C Bufkin] -- Presents a series of rope games which challenge the student to cooperate with his peers in order to successfully complete the activity. Percy Howard Newby; P H Newby; Percy H Newby; Percy H Newby: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: E C Bufkin.

Find more information about: ISBN: Percy Howard Newby wrote twenty-three novels and six works of non-fiction. He was born in East Sussex in He joined the Royal Army Medical Corps inand visited Egypt for the first time inas part of the army’s Middle East Force.

P.H. Newby’s Something to Answer For was the winner of the inaugural Booker Prize in Newby published his first book, A Journey to the Interior in Something to Answer For was his seventeenth novel of the twenty-three he wrote.

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From this point the story develops unpredictably but in that delightful blend of comedy and drama of which P H Newby was an acknowledged master. P.H. Newby, known as Howard Newby, was born in Crowborough, Sussex on J and was educated at Hanley Castle Grammar School in Worcestershire, and St Paul's College of Education in Cheltenham, England.

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Harlow [Eng.]: Published for the British Council by Longman Group, (OCoLC) Named Person: P H Newby; Newby; P H Newby; P H Newby; Percy H Newby; Percy H Newby: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: G S Fraser; Ian Scott-Kilvert.

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He was the first winner of the Booker Prize in (for 'Something to Answer For') and wrote 23 works of fiction.