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She began dressing with great dexterity and speed while I watched her
inattentively, the growing sound of the car in my ears. "Come on," she said, "pull
yourself together. You don't look exactly respectable." Panting a little, unable to
hold my ...
It also made me recall what it had felt like to hear the door of Gruffydd- Williams's
car slam shut beneath the lounge window some time ago. I almost began
wanting Mrs. Jenkins to stay. She at once got up with a fair show of decision and
I said I thought that was a good idea, and we began strolling across the soft sand
toward the more remote corner of the bay. What with the food and the drink I was
feeling pretty contented and was enjoying the companionable silence between ...
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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