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Thank you." "I mean I shouldn't be grabbing your chances, because with my lack
of experience I'm not very likely to . . ." "Say no more. That's all I wanted to know."
"I'm only putting in for it so as to show them I'm . . ." "All right, John, all right, boy.
"She's very well, thank you, Ieuan," I said loudly and slowly, and added loudly
and slowly: "So are both of the children." "Good, good," he said. "Well, thank you."
He nodded at the two of us and moved quickly away, shutting the door of his
"All right, Mrs. Davies, thank you," I said, and when the crone retreated toward her
basement: "Hallo, Ieuan. Anything the matter? Coming up?" "No, John, thank you,
I can only stay a couple of moments. I'm afraid we shall have to disappoint ...
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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