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thing, perhaps, about this thing being bigger than either of us, darling. Yes, that's
right: darling. Full of anger, I walked out into the kitchen and started preparing to
wash up the crockery. There was no proper sink, only a washhand basin too ...
"Waiting never did this kind of thing any good, you know." "Don't say that, there's
a good girl. It's just that things aren't too bright at home." "I'm sorry to hear that, but
you'll just have to wear it, won't you? Don't forget you've committed yourself.
Here." "Thanks." I drew at the black thing cautiously; its end seemed to crackle
like a firework. "Go ahead." "Cheero, then, Elizabeth," Stan Johns called out. "See
you next week. And thanks again. Lovely party." "Bye-bye, Stan, bye-bye, Margot
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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