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Accordingly, she'd succeeded last winter in denying Jean passage through her
basement kitchen — the only route that didn't mean a half-mile detour and a
climb over two seven-foot walls with broken glass along the tops — to the back ...
When, still spouting, I joined her in the kitchen, she went back into the sitting
room. When I asked her, as I continued to do at intervals for the next couple of
days, what was the matter, she said nothing was the matter, that she was tired
I stayed where I was in the kitchen for a minute or two, then hurried into the sitting
room. I switched the radio on, but remembered that the only stations it could get
would have closed down by now, and switched it off again. I sat down on \> the ...
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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