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I waited until an expression of mature calm had had time to diffuse itself over my
face — I was on surer ground here, pretty certainly, than with the nonblinking trick
— before I turned to Dilys. "Now, Dilys, what's the matter?" "Please, Mr. Lewis ...
Behind her I saw Dilys Jones from the Library wheel into view with a man of
seafaring appearance, and instinctively waved and nodded. "Who's that?"
Elizabeth asked, trying to see. "Just a girl from the Library." "Friend of yours?" "No
, not really.
Should she have, then?" "No, I just wondered, that's all. Okay, Dilys, I'll see to it."
Not knowing that seeing to this involved nothing more arduous than walking a
few yards and literally dropping it into Ieuan Jenkins's lap, Dilys gave me a
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nigeyb - LibraryThing
Very readable, albeit with an implausible upbeat ending. This book reminded me a bit of the John Updike Rabbit books. From what I recall, they also featured a central character who was unsure about ... Read full review
THAT UNCERTAIN FEELINGUser Review - Kirkus
A second book from one of the young English novelists (Lucky Jim was the first) continues his prodding of pomp and many circumstances, of upper class apings and ossified institutionalism. This takes ... Read full review