Faber Members get 10% off first order

Kith

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571242795
Date Published
29.05.2008
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

On arrival as a medical orderly at Suez in 1941, Faulkes is surprised and alarmed to be greeted by a ghost from his family’s past. Grinning and dropping enigmatic hints, there is Uncle Raymond, slyly referring to Faulkes’ Aunt. This turns out to be Nadia, the beautiful Copt installed in Cairo, who refuses to answer Raymond’s letters, however pleading. Faulkes is enlisted to track her down, but it is an operation so bizarre and bungled, that it will leave all their lives marked.

In a deft, stylish and intelligent comedy, Newby evokes all the mystery, farce and splendour of the wartime Egypt that he knew so well.