Publisher: Faber & Faber, London
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Blue Cloth Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good+
Edition: First Edition.
Ex library book - very minimal marking. Front ffep plice clipped. pages age darkened as would be expected of book of this age. Pages clean, clean type, tight binding. D/J colour illustrated, also price clipped Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 506041
Synopsis: On arrival as a medical orderly at Suez in 1941, Faulkes is surprised and alarmed to be greeted by a ghost from his family's past. Grinning and dropping enigmatic hints, there is Uncle Raymond, slyly referring to Faulkes' Aunt. This turns out to be Nadia, the beautiful Copt installed in Cairo, who refuses to answer Raymond's letters, however pleading. Faulkes is enlisted to track her down, but it is an operation so bizarre and bungled, that it will leave all their lives marked. In a deft, stylish and intelligent comedy, Newby evokes all the mystery, farce and splendour of the wartime Egypt that he knew so well.
About the Author: P. H. Newby (1918-1997) was an English novelist and broadcasting administrator. His first novel, A Journey into the Interior, was published in l946. He was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1948, and he was the first winner of the Booker (now Man Booker) Prize - his novel Something to Answer For received the inaugural award in 1969.
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