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An uproar at once set in, consisting of the raucous barking of a dog and what
Jean and I knew to be a human voice. ... and voice were the property of a Mrs.
Davies, who lived with her husband and grown-up son in the lower half of the
The voice I adopted for getting this across, however, did me great credit: I had the
forethought to pitch my ordinary voice well up instead of relying on piping away in
falsetto, where control's likely to be poor. I was so pleased at having thought of ...
"Well, I think that's about as much as I can do with the materials available," she
said in a chatty voice. "We shan't feel cold once we've got our . . ." She stopped
speaking with an endearing lack of surprise when I took her by the arms and
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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