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Anything the matter? Coming up?" "No, John, thank you, I can only stay a couple
of moments. I'm afraid we shall have to disappoint you tonight." "Nothing wrong at
home, is there?" "Nothing seriously wrong." He sighed, standing there hunched ...
You'll have to shout; bit of a disturbance here, I'm afraid. Never know what they'll
be getting up to next. Rough types. Oh, do pipe down, Margot, this chap wants . . .
" "Is Mrs. Gruffydd-Williams there?" I bellowed. "Jack Griffiths you want, do you?
It'll be no trouble to me." "No, I didn't mean I didn't want to come. I just meant I
shouldn't be able to come." "I'm sorry, I must be very dense. I'm afraid I don't quite
see why you and Jean have both got to stay and look after the kids." "It isn't that.
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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