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Probert asked Jean. "Sounds exciting, Gareth," she said. "When's it coming off?" "
Yes, do come," Elizabeth said to me. "I told you something about it that day at the
Library, you remember." "Oh yes, that's right." I restrained my laughter. "The one ...
Her smile half faded, giving her an almost timorous air. Some of my uneasiness
at the lobbying enigma fell away. I smiled back. "Are you enjoying yourself tonight
?" she asked. "Good Lord, of course I am. What do you want me to do to prove it,
I asked. "You don't honestly think I can come, do you?" Jean asked in return,
speaking a little harshly. "Well no, it doesn't much look like it, does it? Unless . . ."
"Perhaps you could manage it later, when you've put these youngsters to bed," ...
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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