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'It's great fun,' said Adam, 'I promise you.' 'I'm sure it is,' said Nina seriously, 'I
wasn't saying anything against it. I was only saying that it hadn't happened before
. . . . Oh, Adam. . . .' 'And you said that really divine things didn't happen,' said
Adam in the middle of the night. 'I don't think that this is at all divine,' said Nina. '
It's given me a pain. And — my dear, that reminds me. I've something terribly
important to say to you in the morning.' 'What?' 'Not now, darling. Let's go to sleep
for a little, ...
sometimes found consolation in seizing upon some gentle and self-effacing
citizen and transfiguring him with a blaze of notoriety. He did this with a man
called Ginger. As part of his duties, which led him into many unusual places,
Adam and Nina went up to Manchester for the November Handicap. Here they
had the disheartening experience of seeing Indian Runner come in an easy
winner and the totalisator paying out thirty-five to one. It was during the bottle-
green bowler campaign, ...
Adam felt inclined to agree. Suddenly he became aware that some one was
trying to attract his attention. 'There's an awful man shouting "Hi" at you,' said
Miles. 'My dear, your friends.' Adam turned and saw not three yards away,
separated from him by a young woman riding a push-bicycle in khaki shorts, her
companion, who bore a knapsack on his shoulders, and a small boy selling
programmes, the long-sought figure of the drunk Major. He looked sober enough
this morning, ...
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I like the period between the two great wars. Or I should probably say that I like he literature produced in that period. Waugh is one of those authors that manages to write something that gets lauded ... Read full review
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I'm not really part of Waugh's intended audience, but I've got to concede that "Vile Bodies" is faster, funnier, and, despite being inspired by the breakup of his marriage, less embittered than the ... Read full review