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eyes, and a slender figure was bound to look all right, especially with careful
make-up. It was saddening to remember how lustrous, as well as abundant, her
hair had been before she'd had the children; to know how necessary that careful
I cast about for something to add that would irreversibly establish me as "
impossible" in the eyes of the Anglicized Aberdarcy bourgeoisie, that would see
to it that I never came here again. I could see Elizabeth's orange-reddish dress
out of the ...
She narrowed her eyes and her lips came away from her set teeth. There was no
longer the slightest difficulty in thinking up an act which would finally label me as
"impossible" in the eyes of the Anglicized Aberdarcy bourgeoisie. I wondered if ...
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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