Just re-read this. Originally read when I was in my early 20′s. Didn’t remember a single thing about it.
It is a true Murdochian treat.
The many characters hook up, unhook and rehook with the same or a different character.
Peter Pan features as a panto and a statue.
London presents a mostly cold and dismal back-drop. There are warm and lushly furnished drawing rooms and perfumed women in mink coats and woolen dresses.
There are the usual odd meals – tongue and mashed with banana and cheese for pud.
There is much soul searching and mental anguish and a final physical battle and of course, near drowning…..but I don’t want to spoil it for you…