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a very enjoyable light comedy,
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This review is from: Expo 58 (Hardcover)
This novel breathes the atmosphere of the 1950s; and probably to a degree of the Ealing Comedies of that time in terms of the behaviour of the characters and the broad sweep of the comedy - the two spies who behave like Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, the atmosphere in which people dress formally and address one another formally at work and at play, and the whole idea of a World Fair to help nations get along and look forward to the future all belong to a different era.
As I became accustomed to the ambience, I grew to like and enjoy this book more and more. It in fact manages to touch on the human condition (it cuts quite deeply into the character and behaviour of the main protagonist at various points and indeed towards the end) as well as to gently amuse and to keep the reader (this reader anyway) in suspense until the denouement of the plot. So I was quite impressed...