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Review: Jill

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  - 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  - Sarah - Goodreads

I'm not familiar with Larkin's poetry and didn't know until finishing the novel that he published it at 21. Given this, he does a skillful job bringing to life a specific time and place (Oxford during ... 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  - ☯Bettie☯ - Goodreads

Classical Serial http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qfz6 Duration: 58 minutes First broadcast: Sunday 31 March 2013 (view spoiler)[ BBC Blurbs: Dramatised for the first time on BBC Radio 4 by Robin ... 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  - Emma - Goodreads

This was my first Larkin , and , despite wariness of beginning with a novel when he is more known and , possibly, more valued for his poetry , I was extremely glad I did. This is a short but charming ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gillian - Goodreads

Trying to get through this one...I'll rate it if I ever finish. Right now it's a 2... Read full review


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