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"My God, girl," my father said, "you'll wipe old Edie's eye in that rig-out." "Not too
kind of informal, is it, Dad?" Jean asked. "Certainly not. It's what the season
requires. You'll probably find old Edie in her taffeta or bombazine or whatever it is
, with ...
could be seen straight away, was blond like Edie, but smaller and paler, as she
could hardly help being. A nice-looking girl, I thought, if you liked that type.
Glasses inlaid with representations of tropical fauna and containing very dry
I want to have a word with Edie." Crossing the room, I said: "I'm hellish sorry,
darling, but I've just remembered something. I've got to catch Dyfnallt David when
he comes off shift. Very important. Lovely party, Edie, dear. I must rush now.
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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