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"Hullo, is Mrs. Gruffydd-Williams there, please?" "Is what? Is what? Quiet over
there, for Christ's sake. Man here on the phone." Someone made a hooting noise.
"Sorry, old boy, what do you want? You'll have to shout; bit of a disturbance here,
"Is Mrs. Gruffydd- Williams there, please?" "Who's that speaking?" "Lewis here,
John Lewis." "Who?" "John Lewis." "Oh yes?" The man at the other end of the line
sounded like Gruffydd- Williams himself, but there was no recognition in his tone.
Beginning to wish I'd had that drink with Elizabeth and waited for that chat with
Gruffydd- Williams, I crossed the room, which was the one where the recent party
had been held, and lay down behind an old but comfortable-looking leather sofa.
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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