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"No thank you, John, it's nice of you, boy. I'm extremely sorry indeed to spoil your
evening." "That's all right, Ieuan. Neither of us were all that keen." "It's nice of you.
Well . . ." "Give our love to Megan and tell her we hope she'll soon be better.
Well, it was nice to be told again so soon that one of them, at least, retained some
worth. Yes, and this would be a good time, I decided, to try out a new smile,
featuring the lower lip and nostrils, which I'd been practicing that week. Trying it
out, I ...
I was beginning to get into the habit of dropping in at a pub on my way to the bus
stop and throwing down a couple of beers before I got on my way. It was a nice
evening, and the rush-hour crowds gave everything a look of pleasant animation.
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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