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Above the heads of its shortest members the heads of the tallest dancers were
fleetingly to be seen. The noise was increasing just now in salutation of a solo
trombone passage being played: I could just make out the rocking head and ...
Keeping my head well down I performed this action, twitching my shoulders
about and making my arms tremble to suggest eccentricity. There was no reason
why an old woman should refrain from wearing a pair of man's trousers under her
I was afraid I might have caused him to have blood on his neck and, as I saw now
, on the back of his head as well. He half-leaned against the wall here and I half-
supported him. He was evidently quite satisfied with this arrangement, making ...
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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