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Eira flung herself backward; I had to hold onto her hands to stop her falling. In a
hoarse, mannish voice she roared: "Cheerio and off you go ; cheerio and off you
go ; cheerio . . ." I pulled her upright and aimed a token cuff at her head; ...
she glanced at Eira — "pacifying her." "Yes, I know, I'm sorry, dear. Eira, it's time
you were in bed anyway. Off you go, now. I'll come and say good night when you'
re in if you get a move on." "Want some corn flakes." "Well, you don't get any, my ...
I never found out why, because with the second or third pace he fell quickly down
, his foot pinioned by one of the many loops Eira had made by knotting the fringe
of the rug. I produced a serviceable parody of Whetstone's laugh. "You see," I ...
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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