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I felt an old and hateful excitement beginning to stir in me, the kind which,
although mingled with apprehension, has the property of soon casting off any
hateful ingredient. In the preceding few years I'd spent a good deal of time and
energy in ...
I felt suddenly apprehensive, as if the Aberdarcy Libraries Committee were even
now filing out of the Queen's Head and preparing to question me searchingly
about my qualifications and experience. The distance between myself and ...
I just felt I ought to be getting back to Jean, that's all." "What nonsense. You can
stay away from her for a couple of hours, can't you, without giving in to the
homing instinct?" "She's on her own such a lot." "Oh, come now, don't lay it on.
You told ...
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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