The Barbary Light

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ISBN 9780571242818 Format Paperback
9780571242818
Paperback
Published 29/05/2008 Length 286 pages
286

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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 private life. To embezzle part of the funds of the Silent Bottling Company is half of the plan, to make Alex his mistress, the other.

But when Sybil, his wife, brings Alex home to live with them it is clear that this particular ménage à trois will never work; and the stolen money becomes, in the end, a source of not so much guilt, as embarrassment.

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 private life. To embezzle part of the funds of the Silent Bottling Company is half of the plan, to make Alex his mistress, the other.But when Sybil, his wife, brings Alex home to live with them it is clear that this particular ménage à trois will never work; and the stolen money becomes, in the end, a source of not so much guilt, as embarrassment.
  • About P. H. Newby

    P. H. Newby (1918-1997) was an English novelist and broadcasting administrator. His first novel, A Journey into the Interior, was published in l946. He was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1948, and he was the first winner of the Booker (now Man Booker) Prize - his novel Something to Answer For received the inaugural award in 1969.

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