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This is an auction for THE AFFAIR by C P Snow. reviews:

"In the eighth in the Strangers and Brothers series Donald Howard, a young science Fellow is charged with scientific fraud and dismissed from his college. This novel, which became a successful West End play, describes a miscarriage of justice in the same Cambridge college which served as a setting for The Masters."

"Well, he's back on track here, with a well-paced and interesting story set in Cambridge, as was "The Masters". Snow seems so at home there and writes marvellously of the Cambridge Fellows, most of whom appeared in the earlier book. I thought it a good choice to make Howard, the man accused of faking a photograph to prove his science, such a thoroughly unlikeable person, and thereby showing us a purer justice than if he had been someone whose company we enjoyed. The scales of Justice are blind, or should be so. I love reading about the ways and intrigues of Cambridge."

"FIVE STARS!! C P Snow was a master writer about the inner forces which drive men (and to some extent women),. I finished reading his books 20 years ago and have recently re-read 'The Affair'. It features a return by his narrator (Lewis Elliot) to his Cambridge College for the purpose of acting as legal advisor in a case of alleged fraud by one of the junior fellows. This fraud is never really resolved and the book is a delightful opportunity to explore the inner workings of the College and its staff. As such it recaptures all the delights of Snow's earlier book 'The Masters' which is apparently his most popular work. It does that well. An excellent book and well worth a re-read."

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Hardback 1961.

312 pages.

Very good condition.

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