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Miserable bloody business." He shivered slightly and bit at a fingernail. "Well,
may as well push off, I suppose, no use hanging about. Past ten. Have you got a
towrope, Elizabeth? Bill'U have to give me a tow." "Christ, don't tell me your
"And a bloody good job you made of it too, sweetheart, I bet," the man in rough
clothes, roused by these exchanges, said as he laid a blue-scarred hand on my
knee. "Would you kindly not do that?" I said, feeling all at once very terrible. "Aw ...
You seem to think I'm bloody blind." She folded her arms and narrowed her eyes.
"I don't mind that part now. But I don't want to hear any more from you, understand
? You think you can get rid of what you do by coming and telling me about it ...
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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