PUBLISHED BY ANDRE DEUTSCH 1978 FOR RUSSEL EDITION.
This is the first of Mr Naipaul's novels to turn away from his native West Indies and to deal with English characters in an English scene.
Mr Stone likes to be known as Head Librarian with Excal, and dislikes the prospect of retirement. After a brief acquaintanceship with Mrs Springer, he marries her to defend himself against idleness and solitude. Then a foolproof plan strikes him, to introduce the order of the Knights Companion.
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