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Seeing a strange woman, he dropped his head and hunched his shoulders, then
looked at me. "Hallo, Ieuan," I said "This is Mrs. Gruffydd-Williams. Mr. Jenkins."
While she nodded and smiled, Ieuan Jenkins moistened his lips audibly.
to her, or, being a woman, she'd pretend they didn't. Of course, there were one or
two reasons on the other side as well, like the presence nearby of so many
people who must know who she was. And then there was the old one about her ...
An old woman with glasses in the seat in front turned round, smiled rather
charmingly at me, and addressed me in the language of my forefathers.
Pretending to be deaf would probably have been my best bet at this point, but I
didn't think of ...
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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