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"Hullo. This is John Lewis." "Who?" "John Lewis. From the Library. You asked me
and my wife to your party tonight, you remember. Well, I'm afraid we can't . . ." The
background noise had been swelling again and she now said: "Just a minute.
"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.
"Why not?" "One of these days I'll tell you why not. What's your name?" "John
Lewis." "Mine's Lisa. Watkin. But you know it's Watkin. I never thought I'd have a
name like that." "Lisa?" "No, Watkin, you fathead." I hadn't really thought she
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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