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So just to myself, not out loud, I made two little vows: one, she wasn't going to
make me drink (my stomach will never take more than a few), and two, as a
sworn foe of the bourgeoisie, and especially the Aberdarcy bourgeoisie, and
Old Rowlands has never been popular with the Committee, as I happen to know.
And that's what counts, I'm afraid." "Well, you'll get it on merit and experience,
then." I said this with some sincerity: Elizabeth's assurance that Gruffydd-
anew that a backward Christian would never make a forward church. Nearby was
Rezzi's Cafe, from which could be heard the hissing roar of one of those steam-
jet heater things, boiling up "coffee" for some idle teen-ager. I laughed a bit.
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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