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I saw the corner of his mouth tighten. "Have I your permission?" "Oh, it's accorded
, Billy dear," she crooned. "Just this once." He turned very quickly away and
nodded to me. "Thanks." Outside, the air had cooled, although the front of the pub
I got another glimpse of her, this time being led by the hand toward the far corner.
Yes, we know you won't like doing this, Lewis, I said to myself, but it happens to
be your duty. And that's good enough for you, isn't it, Lewis? All right then.
Well done. Oh, she wasn't too good. Apparently Ieuan's managed to convince
himself he's not going to get the job." I backed away from her, striking my bottom
on the corner of the table. "The bloody fool," I said, so angrily that she stared at
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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