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Should I break in a renewed effort to be marked 'down as "impossible," bawl a
defense of the Welfare State, start undressing myself or the dentist's mistress,
give the dentist a lovely piggy back round the room, call for a toast to the North
With the meal I drank some wine, rather cryptically described by the dentist, who
was pressing it on me, as Pere et Fits. ... by inertia rather than resistance — Stan
Johns had induced the dentist's mistress to accompany him inside the hut.
I walked on toward the hut, where the candle was guttering and the dentist was
stretched out full length on the veranda. Nobody else was about. ... It was
Whetstone, I found, sitting on a stone and talking to the dentist's mistress.
Throughout the ...
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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