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the usual thing, presumably: when nothing's going on or likely to start going on,
which is a lot of the time, I start practicing certain poses and tones and phrases,
for no very clear reason. Anyway, I often used to behave like that in those days ...
she began by asking — a popular query, this, and spoken in the tone of high-
level business executive to confidential secretary. "No," I said firmly. After a
searching, don't-lie-to-me glance, she turned over the pages doubtfully and
She shrugged jerkily and muttered something that sounded like "Obvious," then
went on in her usual firm clear tone: "Oh, now we've got the chance, I meant to tell
you I've had a word with Vernon about this job you're in for at the Library.
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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