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... founding of the Library, which took place a long time ago. At the moment his
likeness was glowing in a cloudy beam of late spring sunshine, and looked as if it
wanted to be sick but knew that this would be wrong. I nodded imperceptibly to it.
Elizabeth now introduced the jug man as her husband Vernon and the lighter
man as Paul Whetstone. Vernon Gruffydd- Williams, still pouring drinks, nodded
with a deliberate amiability; he was clearly Thrale, not Piozzi; Whetstone, blowing
V I nodded to a man I knew, a mill worker, and said: "Of course I'm glad, aren't
you?" "Yes. Don't you feel you're running away, though?" "Yes, I do, thank God.
This isn't like you, angel, getting all tied up with the word; Ieuan's the one for that.
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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