Garnet Bowen is a literary gent from Wales, author of one obscure book, disconsolate husband, father and son-in-law.
When he gets an offer that requires travel to Portugal, he figures it can't be worse than London.
But it is.
"Kingsley Amis strikes again.
Not only is he funny--and he is very funny, as anyone who has read LUCKY JIM knows--his very absurdities are profound."
Harcourt, Brace & Co