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Across the table I heard Howard say to Beynon, with a note of ungovernable
eagerness: "You mean they actually have books in this library, printed in Welsh?"
"Thousands of them, I've no doubt." "Well, that's really most interesting." "Tell me ...
"I'm sorry, I don't smoke," I said, but Beynon was pulling out a twenty package and
giving it to Howard with "Here you are, boy, help yourself." "Thanks very much,"
Howard said, opening it with all speed. "I suppose you hadn't the chance to buy ...
"It's not a nickname, Mr. Howard," Beynon said loudly and slowly. "It's a name. A
very old Welsh name. KILLA. Killa. A very old Welsh name, it is. Though, of
course, you wouldn't know that, would you, Mr. Howard?" I'd expected Howard to
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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