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kitchen door into an obstacle as impassable as an antitank ditch. So the struggle
had begun. After a time the combatants had narrowed down to Mrs. Davies on
one side and me on the other. Jean's timidity soon ruled her out; Mr. Davies, ...
For another thing, somebody with a heavy tread had just tried the handle of the
door and gone away again. A little while later there was the vague noise of a car.
With great caution I opened the door and listened. The house was quiet. Right ...
the chap who looked like the bust of Caligula and, with another cheery "Nos-da"
going out through the only remaining possible door. But I could no longer believe
that that door really was possible. Why shouldn't it lead to a lift or a managerie?
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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