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And he knows the Library inside out." "Then it's your impression that he'd make a
good second in command?" "Very good indeed," I said, though I really thought, or
thought I thought (rivalry muddles such thoughts), that Jenkins was too much of ...
One shouldn't catch sight of a woman, I thought, unless one intended to marry her
. That was the only way to fix things up properly. The kettle boiled at last. Finding
the thought of washing up too nasty for steady contemplation, I decided instead ...
"Well, no, but I just thought ... it just crossed my mind . . ." "What did? Come here
and tell me." I put my arm round her shoulders; they seemed as broad as ever
and I couldn't help grinning again in the darkness. "I thought perhaps you only ...
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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