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This review is from: A Murder of Quality (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
"Flawed," writes le Carre about his second novel, "but redeemed by ferocious and quite funny social comment." Quite so. It is a splendid detective story, flawed for me by some plot uncertainties -- which, however, prompt me to read it again soon.
The public school setting of the mid-C20 is only too familiar to this reviewer: snobbish, unbelievably violent, sometimes obviously so, sometimes very subtly so, and yet providing rather a high quality of education. I was surprised and pleased to encounter the environment so accurately described. I hope that by now it is history.
A full-price Penguin is not cheap nowadays, but the £9.99 provided me with several hours of entertainment and thought, and will do so again soon.