By Kingsley Amis
Brian Leonard, a Monty Python of mystery brokers, meets James Churchill, a tender officer, at an English military base the place arrangements are lower than approach for Operation Apollo. To complicate issues, Churchill has long gone round-the-bend for a parole from the psychological ward.
Thrown among those free cannons is a widowed attractiveness who practices "conspicuous polyandry," an unfocused psychiatrist, an unbelieving chaplain, and an enthralling alcoholic.
"Amis delights in combining espionage, violence, love and spiritual skepticism. Such disparate components, like dishpans and hearth earrings, problem his juggler's dexterity. Who wins? The reader!" (Publisher's resource)
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Brian Leonard, a Monty Python of mystery brokers, meets James Churchill, a tender officer, at an English military base the place arrangements are lower than method for Operation Apollo. To complicate issues, Churchill has long past round-the-bend for a parole from the psychological ward.
Thrown among those unfastened cannons is a widowed good looks who practices "conspicuous polyandry," an unfocused psychiatrist, an unbelieving chaplain, and a captivating alcoholic.
"Amis delights in combining espionage, violence, love and spiritual skepticism. Such disparate parts, like dishpans and hearth jewelry, problem his juggler's dexterity. Who wins? The reader! " (Publisher's resource)
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