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Something to Answer for

(1968)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel
This book is the winner of the inaugural Booker Prize in 1969. It was 1956 and he was in Port Said. About these two facts Townrow was reasonably certain. He had been summoned there, to Egypt, by the widow of his deceased friend, Elie Khoury. Having been found dead in the street, she is convinced he was murdered, but nobody seems to agree with her. What of Leah Strauss, the mistress? And of the invading British paratroops? Only an Englishman, surely, would take for granted that the British would have behaved themselves. In this weirdly disorientating world, Townrow is forced towards a re-examination of the basic rules by which he has been living his life; and into a realization that he too may have something to answer for.


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November 1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Something to Answer for
Author(s): P H Newby
ISBN: 0-571-08557-1 / 978-0-571-08557-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Something to Answer For
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ISBN: 0-571-34827-0 / 978-0-571-34827-5 (UK edition)
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Something to Answer For
Author(s): P H Newby
ISBN: 0-571-24325-8 / 978-0-571-24325-9 (UK edition)
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September 2008 : UK Paperback

Title: Something to Answer
Author(s): P H Newby
ISBN: 0-571-24422-X / 978-0-571-24422-5 (UK edition)
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: Something to Answer for
Author(s): P H Newby
ISBN: 1-898436-01-0 / 978-1-898436-01-0 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Something to Answer For
Author(s): P H Newby
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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