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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