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"No, don't tell me anything, there's nothing I want to hear." "Jean, you're wrong
about this. It isn't like you think, I promise you. I haven't . . ." "You're not having an
affair with her?" "Well, no, not in the way you mean." "That's smashing, man.
Tell them that librarian fellow of yours says so. And as for you, you stupid bitch ..."
I stopped, quite out of breath, and leaned my forehead on the damp glass. "Hallo,
" Elizabeth said in a puzzled tone. "Hallo, who's that? I can't hear you. Speak up ...
Several other people thought to say "Hear hear," notably a middle-aged
clergyman with a tiny withered face like one of last year's nuts. This man now said
: "What Wales needs today is an upsurge of the native Welsh culture, and 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