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 1969. It ...Show synopsisP.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 1969. It was 1956 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. 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 disorientating world Townrow must reassess the rules by which he has been living his life - to wonder whether he, too, may have something to answer for? "Beautifully written, shot through with crisp, mordant wit, and Newby plays out his narrative with consummate skill". (Sam Jordison, Guardian).Hide synopsis
Description:Very good. UK first paperback impression. VG+ copy with only a...Very good. UK first paperback impression. VG+ copy with only a touch of aspine fade. Uncommon. Palm Books 1993. 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Description:UK first impression paperback of the first Booker winner, scarce...UK first impression paperback of the first Booker winner, scarce and the only paperback edition. Good only with some rubbing and creasing. Palm Books 1993. 0.0 0.0" 0.0.
Description:Good in good dust jacket. UK hardback of the first Booker...Good in good dust jacket. UK hardback of the first Booker winner. A very early BCA title with the same jacket design except BCA replacing Faber as publisher. The book has a bump to bottom front corner and a column of numbers to rear pastedown. The jacket has some rubbing to top of spine and a few splash marks to top front edge and top of spine. B.C. A-Book Club Associates-Faber 1969. 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. UK first impression of the...Very good in very good dust jacket. UK first impression of the first Booker Prize Winner. The book is VG with a slight spine lean in VG unclipped jacket with some creasing to spine ends and a couple of nicks to top edge. Faber 1968. 0.0 0.0 0.0.
Description:Acceptable jacket. First Edition. Ex library book. Author won...Acceptable jacket. First Edition. Ex library book. Author won the first ever Booker Prize with this title. First Edition. A few small tears to dustjacket edges. Light tan to page edges. Otherwise good condition copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
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