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But I knew what he'd got me out here for, and wasn't looking forward to it, so I only
said: "Sorry. What was it you wanted to talk to me about?" He hunched himself up
again. "About the job," he began submissively. "The job? How do you mean?
Throwing up his arms like a bowler appealing for leg-before, he came and joined
the little group by his car. "Well, this is handy, isn't it?" he said to me, narrowing
his eyes and mouth. "Sorry," I said with difficulty, "I don't know what can have ...
"Yes, I know, I'm sorry, dear. Eira, it's time you were in bed anyway. Off you go,
now. I'll come and say good night when you're in if you get a move on." "Want
some corn flakes." "Well, you don't get any, my girl," Jean said. "No more
nonsense or ...
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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