P.H. Newby





P.H. Newby



Percy Howard Newby CBE (25 June 1918 – 6 September 1997) was an English novelist and broadcasting administrator. He was the first winner of the Booker Prize, his novel Something to Answer For having received the inaugural award in 1969.

Early life
P.H. Newby, known as Howard Newby, was born in Crowborough, Sussex on 25 June 1918 and was educated at Hanley Castle Grammar School in Worcestershire, and St Paul's College of Education in Cheltenham. In October 1939 he was sent to France to serve in World War II as a private in the Royal Army Medical Corps. His unit was one of the last to be evacuated. Afterwards he was sent to the Middle East and served in the Egyptian desert.

Career
Newby was released from military service in December 1942, and t
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Average rating: 3.24 · 356 ratings · 51 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
Something to Answer For

3.13 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 1968 — 8 editions
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Phoenix: Saladin in His Time

4.04 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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The Picnic at Sakkara

2.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1955 — 2 editions
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Journey to the Interior

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1945 — 3 editions
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A Season In England

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1951 — 2 editions
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Warrior Pharaohs: The Rise ...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1980
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Maria Edgeworth

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1975
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The Spirit of Jem

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Kith

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Lot to Ask

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1973
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“It’s me, you fool. Who do you think it is? I’m coming in.”
He was already naked. She turned away from him as he slipped in by her side but he caught her in his arms and felt her body thaw his belly and thighs. That was all, just to lie there listening to the breathing and the silence and feel the warmth colour his belly and thighs and head. She never wore clothes in bed. They were naked and the warmth run out of her. He wanted to laugh, because it was such a marvelous discovery to make, this warmth. She was hissing like a snake.
“No, it’s wrong.” She went on hissing.
She brought an elbow back smartly and struck him in the paunch. She seemed all elbows, shoulder blades and heels. It was like trying to make love to a dough-mixing machine. She wanted it, didn’t she, otherwise why all this hissing and moaning?”
P.H. Newby, Something to Answer For
tags: love, sex, women

“It amazed him the Egyptians treated them so well. Perhaps they would come back in a few minutes and shoot them. They were bad organizers. The British might deliberately give a man breakfast before shooting him. The Egyptians would intend not to and then forget to warn the kitchen.”
P.H. Newby, Something to Answer For

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