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He was Salter, an interfering Liverpudlian who lectured on constitutional history
at the local University College, and who, by patiently going on losing his temper
in the Library, had got himself co-opted onto this Committee. "Mr. Salter ...
To minimize the importance of "that kind of knowledge" would antagonize Salter
and possibly others; to stress it would establish me as an intellectual. "I think I'd
say that the first duty of a Sub-Librarian — as of a librarian of any grade — is to
"I agree with the applicant, Mr. Salter." "I didn't say it wasn't important, Mr. Jones, I
was just querying whether the degree of specialization involved in . . ." "Perhaps
you aren't aware, Mr. Salter, that there are no fewer than sixty-three amateur ...
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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