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I thought briefly that she seemed a bit quick off the mark, then, speaking very fast
and almost at random, said: "I haven't much free time, though, I'm afraid; I'm
usually at home with my family, you see, that's how I spend pretty well all of my
The ham roll seemed to fall into the pit of my stomach. "No, I must go." My voice
sounded oddly near at hand, as if I was muttering directly into my own ear. She
got up and put her arms round my neck. Wriggling a little, she leaned against me
I put my arm round her shoulders; they seemed as broad as ever and I couldn't
help grinning again in the darkness. "I thought perhaps you only wanted to . . .
you know. I thought perhaps you didn't really like me much and only wanted to ...
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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