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Just then the nearer girl turned and came to retrieve a ball, leaning forward
directly in front of me to gather it. I wished she hadn't; the result was something
that a member of the Watch Committee and myself would concur in not liking to
At the crest I stopped again and looked back the way I'd come, but there was an
even longer vista this time, again with nothing moving anywhere, so I turned at
once and ran at right angles down a gentler slope that led toward Aberdarcy.
Then I turned to my half-completed preparations for the cups of cocoa. The nylon
scourer received employment, pea liquor was removed from a handy teaspoon,
the cocoa powder was mixed into the statutory smooth paste, the forbidden milk ...
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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