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Probert extended his glass in a ready, hairy hand. I thought of trying on the new
arrivals a phrase I'd heard used by the W.E.A. Secretary in my home village: "
Who are you, I presume?" Then I thought I'd better not. Elizabeth now introduced
His tie, on the other hand, a bow with extravagant loops and ends, was little
thicker than the average bootlace, calling to mind the neckwear of corrupt sheriffs
in Western films. He looked and smelled fairly drunk. "Move over," he said. My
Barking excitedly, I gave him the English snooks (left hand to nose with fingers
extended, right hand subjoined with fingers extended), then German snooks as
Jean had demonstrated them (left hand as before, but right hand curled up and ...
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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