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What about that Coll dance when Prof and the Principal and his wife came and
talked to us? The way you went for Prinny's wife over the election. You and your
amateur theatricals: Karl Marx bloody Lewis." "I didn't think you could remember ...
During the last week an old shag (a successful greengrocer, as a matter of fact,
as well as a Lewis-infuriant and old shag) whose wife wanted to join had handed
in three of these cards, variously filled in. The first one had said that his wife ...
He needed the extra money, in the first place to buy his wife holidays, special
food, and expensive treatment, and in the second place to buy himself holidays (
with girls), special food (eaten at luxurious restaurants with girls), and expensive
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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