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The Booker Prize 1969

The Booker Prize 1969

The Winner

Something to Answer For

By P.H. Newby

Published by Faber & Faber

It was 1956 and he was in Port Said.

About these two facts he was reasonably certain but a murderous attack left him certain about little else – maybe just the conviction that the British usually did the right thing and that to be a crook a man must assume the society he lived in was honest.

The Shortlist

The 1969 Judges

W.L. Webb

David Farrer

Frank Kermode

Stephen Spender

Dame Rebecca West