P.H. Newby’s 17th novel made literary history in 1969, when it was named as the inaugural winner of the Booker Prize.

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 Booker Prize 1969
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P. H. Newby

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P. H. Newby was born in Crowborough, England. His novel Something to Answer For received the first Booker Prize in 1969.
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