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"You must try not to mind Vernon; he likes making people feel out of things." "
Does he?" "It may just be that you look very young. You do, you know. I think it
must be something to do with the way your hair grows up away from your
forehead like ...
"I . . . just don't feel like it." "Darling ..." I stepped toward her. She looked up
sharply and retreated, her eyes wide open now. "None of that. I don't want any of
that." "I'm sorry. Can't we talk this over, sort of clear the air?" "No, don't tell me
I feel myself that we must try to make the Library less of a — what shall I say? —
an institution of the intellect, purely of the intellect, and more in touch with the
needs of the people. After all," he looked seriously round at his colleagues, "we
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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