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She'd run Jean and the kids home afterward and had come up and gossiped
haltingly with us for nearly an hour without even mentioning the matter in front of
me. So what was it all about? Well, tomorrow morning might show. I looked more
After what felt like about half an hour and ten trips to the front of the car and back,
I'd succeeded in getting the side lights on and headlights off at the same time.
Then I relocked the door and went away, savoring the nostalgic bloom that had ...
The way to get through, or rather round, their defenses was to come cartwheeling
into the upstairs lounge in front of them all and do a cancan wearing the
Welshwoman's outfit, modified in advance by having sod the whole lot of you
worked in ...
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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