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Review: Jill

User Review  - Roger Pettit - Goodreads

'Jill' by Philip Larkin is a frustratingly erratic novel. It starts promisingly, then dips considerably before rallying in its final section. I came near to giving up on it during the very dull and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan Honeywell - Goodreads

4 Stars for great writing. 3 1/2 stars for the story. Read full review

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User Review  - Erez Davidi - Goodreads

Jill is a wonderful story about a Young Englishman from a working class family, who attends Oxford on a scholarship, and his attempt to fit in with people from higher classes of society. Larkin has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Larkin's talent is very obvious here, but so is his youth. Clearly there was much he wanted to write about, and he crammed it all in. If the story had a little more shape, it might have been first ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Moseley - Goodreads

Philip Larkin was a poet of some note. John Kemp is a working class kid who having been coached by his English teacher, get a scholarship to Oxford during the war years. The story is a description of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chiffchaff Birdy - Goodreads

Not as good as a girl in winter and I didnt like the jill device at all. Gave up before the end. It was fascinating in the early sections however. Read full review

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User Review  - Ineffablyschmoo - Goodreads

This book was stylishly written, with some wonderfully and sharply observed passages, highlighting the snobbery and carelessness of people in social circles 'above' the protagonist, who is a new ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

I guess I just didn't relate to it. Oh, well. Read full review

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User Review  - Hannah Taylor - Goodreads

If you're familiar with Larkin's wearily fatalistic, self-assured, wry poetry, the first thing that will strike you about this book is how young Larkin seems; it was almost uncomfortable to read the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clare Tanner - Goodreads

A fascinating glimpse of Oxford in the early 1940's and the difficulties of being a poor scholar among the 'entitled' gilded youth. Also a reminder that binge drinking isn't a new phenomenon! Read full review


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