Bought 21 Jan 1995

Next in our Iris Murdoch a month project and I think we all enjoyed this one. We follow the misfortunes of Hilary Burde, who has always been one for words rather than deeds, who works in a rather mad office in the Civil Service and has set days for seeing people, over-protects his virginal sister Crystal and constantly harks back to the losses of his earlier life. When someone from his Oxford days makes a reappearance, Hilary finds history repeating itself alarmingly. Will he break free of his guilt, his own structure, his odd colleagues… or will Fate claim him for its own?

Full of atmosphere and London scenes, this is a good read with some memorable events. Really looking forward to discussing this one.