About the book
Jim Dixon has accidentally fallen into a job at one of Britain’s new red brick universities. A moderately successful future in the History Department beckons. As long as Jim can survive a madrigal-singing weekend at Professor Welch’s, deliver a lecture on ‘Merrie England’ and resist Christine, the hopelessly desirable girlfriend of Welch’s awful son Bertrand.
Review by U3A Book Circle 3 Reading group:
Three in the group really enjoyed it. The rest found it ‘boring’ . Students of the period appreciated it but we didn’t think it would appeal to the younger generation. Characters very well drawn and the whole book had great literary merit.
Star rating: **