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Kith

Newby, P.H.

Published by Faber & Faber, London, 1977
ISBN 10: 0571110428 / ISBN 13: 9780571110421
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Title: Kith

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Blue Cloth Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

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Edition: First Edition.

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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

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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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