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He was Salter, an interfering Liverpudlian who lectured on constitutional history
at the local University College, and who, by patiently going on losing his temper
in the Library, had got himself co-opted onto this Committee. "Mr. Salter ...
Salter, who's only recently come to live among us, may not think so. The Welsh
drama . . ." I was sure for a few moments that this, delivered in the accents of a
film Welshman and accompanied by continuous gesture, would beat Salter into
When it had quite died away, Gruffydd-Williams said quietly, but moving his
mouth a lot: "Have you any more questions to ask the applicant, Mr. Salter?
Anything to add?" Salter let his body sag and flopped it to and fro for a moment,
like 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