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"Don't start playing the fool there, will you?" Jean said. "Playing the fool? Me?
Why should I play the fool? How do you mean?" She turned round on her stool —
I'd retreated to get my jacket — and glared at me, as far as somebody of habitual
I thought next of how horrible it was that the play would be such a success, or,
which was the same thing, would be called a success by all who might hear of it.
Jean, if she hadn't done so already, would no doubt refer to it as "old-fashioned" ...
And then there was the old one about her being another fellow's wife and me
being another young lady's husband — but that wouldn't apply, would it, to a little
cuddle during a play? Only be like an evening in the back row of the balcony, ...
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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