DOUBTFUL PARTNERS, by John Haylock. London: Arcadian, 1998, 188 pp., 10.99 British Pounds.

This is John Haylock’s sixth novel. Like the others, it is a diverting essay on the English sense of class. His characters are members of the gentry in a world — Asia — where the pretensions of British birth and breeding cannot exist. These comic figures are undone by their new reality.

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