You Can't Do Both Paperback
Robin Davies knows how to look after number one. Raised in a bland suburb of South London in the 1930s, Robin longs for the freedom to do what he wants.
When he escapes to study in Oxford, he meets Nancy Bennett, a young woman even less worldly than himself.
As Robin stumbles through his rites of passage to adulthood, involving rebellion, self-discovery, sex, war, seduction and the threat of commitment, we come to realise just how far he will go to have his cake and eat it.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/07/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099461029
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Review by quiBee
I found this a bit of a tedious read because of the unsympathetic protagonist, Robin Davies, who grows up in the thirties in a London suburb.<br/>It's a coming of age novel about someone who never really engages properly with anyone and always looks after himself.<br/>2.5 stars