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They've asked me to design the costumes for the next production of the Darcy
Players." The mention of these, a local troupe of amateur actors keen as mustard
on culture, wrung from me no cry of inarticulate wonder, in fact no sound at all.
Something about the movement made me wonder whether bad driving alone
could account for this business. The door on my side was opened and a light was
flashed into my face. I said to myself that it was very quick-witted of whoever it
Wonder how I made it down here. On my arse, most likely." "Let's go home," I
urged him. "We can say you got hit on the head. You couldn't have helped that.
Trying to stop a fight, how would that do?" He laughed again. "All right, in a
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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