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I had one elbow on top of the rusty cabinet and she was leaning against the edge
of a table with her arms spread behind her. When she asked a question I noticed
that she spoke with her teeth together but with her lips moving very freely.
I said I thought these should be supplied as asked for. Holding out his arms to me
as if he wanted me to run round the table and jump onto his lap, he said with
emotion: "I wonder if you know that two people out of every five in this part of
She stopped speaking with an endearing lack of surprise when I took her by the
arms and drew her down with me to a kneeling position on the sand. She got
hold of what must have been her skirt and blouse and spread them out.
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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