Something to Answer For by P. H. Newby

Set in 1956 during the Suez Crisis, the novel follows Townrow, a man who travels to Egypt after receiving a mysterious letter stating that his friend Elie has died and left him money. As he navigates through the political tensions and chaos of the time, he suffers a head injury that leaves him with an unreliable memory and perception of reality. As he tries to uncover the truth about Elie's death and his own identity, he gets caught up in the historical events unfolding around him.

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