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thing, perhaps, about this thing being bigger than either of us, darling. Yes, that's
right: darling. Full of anger, I walked out into the kitchen and started preparing to
wash up the crockery. There was no proper sink, only a washhand basin too ...
"You do sound down in the mouth, darling. I can tell you, it's absolutely in the bag.
" "Here, do you mind if I have one of those? I think I'd like to try one." "I'm sorry,
darling, I'd got out of the way of asking you when you refused every time. I'll light it
"What's the matter, darling?" Elizabeth asked. "You are pleased, aren't you?" She
stood with her back to the hut, her face faintly touched by moonlight. The candle,
almost behind her, lighted up the corner of one square jaw. I swallowed.
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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