Book List in Order:11 titles

  • The setting of The Picnic at Sakkara, a delightful comedy, is Egypt in the days of King Farouk. Edgar Perry, a lecturer at Cairo University, finds himself in a world on all sides less well-ordered than himself. His own wife deceives herself, it not h...


  • Revolution and Roses is set in Alexandria, its period the week leading up to King Farouk's abdication, its cast English, Greek and Egyptian, its action swift and exciting. It begins with Eric Blaney's meeting with his half-brother Tim, just arrived f...


  • A novel of the Mediterranean from P.H. Newby, the first ever winner of the Booker Prize. Set on the island of Sankilos, Agents and Witnesses is the story of Pierre Bartas, a young French architect, whose interest is aroused by the arrival of his new ...


  • 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 1956, it charts the misadventures of Edgar Perr...


  • P. H. Newby's third novel tells the story of Mariner, a schoolmaster in Paris. Egotistical and unscrupulous, he abducts a young girl, imposing them both on the kindness of his old friend, Fred. Their intrusion into his life, and their effect on those...


  • As a boy Oscar Hanner tried to run away to Africa, only to end up in Cardiff Docks. Nearly forty years later, as an accountant employed to investigate failing companies, he again feels the need to boldly assert himself, in both his professional and p...


  • Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, A Journey to the Interior was P. H. Newby's debut novel, first published in 1945. In the desert Sultanate of Rasuka, the European supervisors of an oil well form a community favourable to the development of minor...


  • P. H. Newby ... is, I think, by a long way the most gifted English writer to appear since the beginning of the Second World War.' Anthony West, The New Yorker The story of the Nashes, P. H. Newby's A Season in England brilliantly tackles, with freshn...


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    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 N...







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    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...