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"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.
Jean was sitting here waiting for you. She didn't know where you were, and she
was getting worried, and I must say I don't blame her. She hadn't seen you since
early this afternoon, when you went off to go to your interview. She's been ...
Mrs. Davies downstairs waiting for Ken, and you two up here waiting for me. It
bloody well makes me feel treasured." "Take no notice of him, Gareth, he's just a
fool. Don't pay any attention. He's half-cut, anyway." By the way Jean snapped
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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