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The baby, his upper lip hidden behind his lower one, was sitting on the pot,
crying steadily ; Eira was crouching naked with her face in Jean's lap, singing as
best she could; Jean herself, apparently wearing only a dressing gown, was ...
Jean asked in return, speaking a little harshly. "Well no, it doesn't much look like it
, does it? Unless . . ." "Perhaps you could manage it later, when you've put these
youngsters to bed," Elizabeth said. "It's early yet. One of us could run back and ...
certainty, but Jean's was one I thought I recognized, or half- recognized: it was of
acquiescence in being caused pain. For a second I felt an odd pang of grief; the
next second I thought: Pain? Why? What the hell did she think had happened or ...
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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