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She settled herself on the edge of the table just as she'd done in the cataloguing
room at the Library. It clearly was a habit after all; my vanity had been barking up
the wrong tree about her, from the start. Thank God it hadn't taken me barking ...
"Mm." Her breasts seemed to expand, and perhaps actually did, as she squared
her shoulders in the way she'd done in the Library. She narrowed her eyes and
her lips came away from her set teeth. There was no longer the slightest difficulty
"I think I'd say that the first duty of a Sub-Librarian — as of a librarian of any grade
— is to the ordinary borrower ["Hear hear," Jones said robustly] but anyone with
any self-respect would of course regard catering for the expert as an integral ...
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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