New Post at Thornfield Hall Redux: “Book Jackets on or off? Kingsley Amis’s Librarian and Other Snobs”

Book jackets on or off? In one of the many party scenes in Kingsley Amis’s second novel, That Certain Feeling (1955),  John, a snobbish working-class librarian, satirically inspects the decor of his hostess’s living room. He sees, “right under my nose, the latest Graham Greene and Angela Thirkell lying, still in their jackets, on a copy of Vogue.”  Keeping the book jackets on is apparently Edie’s way of showing off. What I want to know is, Which Angela Thirkell is it?

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