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Journey to the Interior

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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 eccentricities and personal antagonisms. But when one of them disappears, Winter is forced to embark on a unique journey to find him.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 11th 2011 by Faber and Faber (first published 1945)
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Shelves: mid-east, p-h-newby
An assortment of allusions here. We have the classical Outpost Of Empire trappings, from the gin-soaked physician to the dotty housewives and randy colonial types, all fitted out in the starched whites, jodphurs and pith helmets that are standard issue at the wardrobe department. We have the exotic mystique of an arabian sea bordered by the kind of desert and meandering train of camels that look so good in Panavision. There is the unrequited single girl, the crafty oriental sultan, and the brusq ...more
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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, an
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