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"Great impertinence you have to dress like that in the national dress of your
country and not being able to speak its language." "Oh, that. Oh yes. I'm sorry." "
It's not enough to be sorry. Ashamed you should be. And may I ask where you've
"Yes, I know, I'm sorry, dear. Eira, it's time you were in bed anyway. Off you go,
now. I'll come and say good night when you're in if you get a move on." "Want
some corn flakes." "Well, you don't get any, my girl," Jean said. "No more
nonsense or ...
"I really am sorry." "Rubbish, I keep telling you it did me a power of good at the
time. It was just what the doctor ordered." "John." "Yes?" "You are glad we came
here, aren't you?" V I nodded to a man I knew, a mill worker, and said: "Of course
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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