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What could justly be called funny was the promptness with which Mrs. Gruffydd-
Williams, after I'd told her casually of this school-days' connection, had come out
with an invitation to this party. And then she'd rung off before I could tell her that ...
Oh yes. I'm sorry." "It's not enough to be sorry. Ashamed you should be. And may I
ask where you've been, dressed up like that?" "I've only been to a party." "A party,
is it? Treating your national costume as a fancy dress. It's a disgrace indeed.
An interlude followed, during which one of the blockheaded doctors who abound
in Aberdarcy (this one was crazy about ; collecting antique inkwells so as to be
able to boast of his extravagance, and had recently joined the Labor party in a ...
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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