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But I didn't think of that as she stood there frowning and smiling, narrowing her
eyes as always when staring at someone. Her face is one that I can never see
without wanting to smile for one reason or another. "Is the dress all right?
She looked very pretty like that, and even more so when she turned down the
corners of her mouth in what might have been half smile, half suppression of
smile. She raised her eyebrows about a tenth of an inch. Hardly had Watkin really
Another manifestation of it was the faint smile I was allowing to "play" round the
corners of my mouth. It was like old times, back with my roles again. I said lazily: "
Well, you've certainly impressed both your names on my memory." "Have I? I'm ...
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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