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And why did this Probert pretend to be so Welsh? I remembered that like me he'd
been awarded zero for Welsh in School Certificate. Such a result, in that
language, means an almost psychotic ignorance. It's standard practice, of course,
A. Teifion Llewelyn Glyndwr Talfan ap Rhys Thomas. Q. You are Welsh? A. Yes.
Q. Married? A. Yes. Q. Children? A. Yes. Q. Religion? A. Chapel. Q. Politics? A.
Trade Union. Q. What do you consider to be the main duties of a Sub- Librarian?
Why couldn't they be Welsh, I wondered, or since they were mostly Welsh by birth
, why couldn't they stay Welsh? Why had they got to go around pretending to be
English all the time? — not that there was anything, or anything very serious, ...
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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