Agents and Witnesses

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ISBN 9780571250257 Format Paperback
9780571250257
Paperback
Published 19/03/2009 Length 256 pages
256

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A novel of the Mediterranean from P.H. Newby, the first ever winner of the Booker Prize.

Set on the island of Sankilos, Agents and Witnesses is the story of Pierre Bartas, a young French architect, whose interest is aroused by the arrival of his new neighbours, Madame Keats and her two daughters, Marthe and Anna. Drawn more and more to Anna, she becomes the link that weaves his own story to the shady political manoeuvrings of the island, bringing him into contact with the mysterious billionaire Soureili Pasha.

Amid a backdrop of political backstabbing, media propaganda and shifting personalities Newby interlaces an adventurous drama with the delicate love story of Pierre and Anna.

A novel of the Mediterranean from P.H. Newby, the first ever winner of the Booker Prize. Set on the island of Sankilos, Agents and Witnesses is the story of Pierre Bartas, a young French architect, whose interest is aroused by the arrival of his new neighbours, Madame Keats and her two daughters, Marthe and Anna. Drawn more and more to Anna, she becomes the link that weaves his own story to the shady political manoeuvrings of the island, bringing him into contact with the mysterious billionaire Soureili Pasha. Amid a backdrop of political backstabbing, media propaganda and shifting personalities Newby interlaces an adventurous drama with the delicate love story of Pierre and Anna.
  • 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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