In 1949, 20-year-old Oliver Shaw was fresh out of the army, eager to make his mark on the world. He longed to sell his first novel, leave his teaching post at a dangerous slum school--and explore the mysteries of women. A lusty novel of a man in love with life's infinite possibilities. HC: Simon & Schuster.
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Higgins, author of many best-selling titles, the most recent being Night of the Fox (LJ 1/15/87), here reveals himself as the Julio Iglesias of thriller authors. This thinly disguised autobiographical novel is essentially a catalog of Higgins's remarkable number of sexual conquests in postwar England (were women then really this willing?). The author has been excused flimsy characterization in the past because his plots are so exciting, but here his weakness is glaringly obvious. However, this short memoir cum novel will be sought by the author's many fans to fulfill their curiosity. The casual browser will pass it over as yet another sophomoric reminiscence, barely above locker room conversation.
- Nora Rawlinson, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Aspiring writer Oliver Shaw, recently demobbed from the British army in 1949, decides to devote his time to the pursuit of women. "This slender yet interminable coming-of-age tale by immensely popular suspense novelist Higgins suggests only that the author shouldn't abandon his career in genre fiction just yet," noted PW.
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Book Description Pocket, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671678442
Book Description Pocket. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0671678442 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1184724