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A huge fan of PG Wodehouse, I will almost always give one of his books a default four stars.
Do Butlers Burgle Banks?
Bond’s Bank, which Mike Bond has inherited from his over-enthusiastically philanthropist uncle Horace, is insolvent. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. This is one of P. Even absent any of his recurring characters, Wodehouse can work wonders– bringing his typically word-perfect wit and economy to a burglary caper that’s got one hilarious mix-up after another.
It took me a very long time to get into. And the dialogue… I as very much reminded of some Georgetter Heyer books as I read this.
Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, bbanks his birth, bbutlers, and youthful writing career. Has to be the genius. A young man who is informed by his butler that he, the butler, is burgling a bank and that his, the young man’s, secretary is locked up in the sage and on proceeding to the bank finds there the girl he is to marry apparently playing a part in these peculiar goings-on may be excused for being a little bewildered.
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse Snippet view – All those hospitals and libraries. For Horace is, in fact, not a butler at all but the best sort of gangster, prudently concealing himself in an English country house while hiding from his rivals. Jun 30, Phillip rated it really liked buegle Shelves: There’s the tyrannical aunt laid up in bed; her nurse and confidant who has brains and uses them for her own advantage, and the sweet but not pretty secretary.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fortunately for him, Horace Appleby, currently posing as his banos, is on hand to oblige. Google Books — Loading The Wodehouses were still there the next year, when the Germans rolled through, appropriating the villa, confiscating property, btulers arresting Wodehouse.
Conan short stories ; 1 All I know about Conan comes from the Arnie film, so it was surprise to read this and come across Conan already a Looking for peace and safety, Horace is to discover before banls that the hotspots of Chicago are a whole lot more restful than the English countryside.
Wodehouse ricrea con mano elegante e sapiente, carica di ironia, modi, colori e costumi dei piccoli centri in cui si muovono i suoi personaggi. A rather tired effort from Wodehouse about a gang trying to rob a bank that is deep in the red. British butlers, apparently, are not quite like that. And then he has a love life of his own that he has to sort out. A short light-hearted romp.
I loved all the characters, and the writing is just perfect! Burgke does, since he just so happens to be a criminal mastermind in disguise. Do Butlers Burgle Banks?
Not top-notch Wodehouse in my opinion but still laugh-out-loud material. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. He appears only briefly here and there in the story. Most of the book is the set up for the titular action.
Do Butlers Burgle Banks? by P.G. Wodehouse
Mike Bond has recently inherited Bond’s Bank from his late uncle. And between the aims of Appleby to burgle the bank and Michael Bond to run it smoothly are thrown in several characters who make the plot as mixed up as a heap of spaghetti.
Luckily for him, noted burglar Horace Appleby is currently posing as his butler and is more than happy to assist with compromising the integrity of the bank’s vault. Surprise enjoyment for this novel is about what I had for the movie just mentioned.
For Horace is, in fact, not a butler at all but the best sort of gangster, prudently concealing himself in an English country house while hiding from his rivals. Gli Oscar Mondadori Articles with short description All stub articles. Emma Words Burlge Peace Looking for peace and safety, Horace is to discover before long that the hotspots of Chicago are a whole lot more restful than the English countryside. References to this work on external resources. Love, of course, forms the backbone of the story, and by the end everyone is happily paired off and ready to buglers on with happily living their lives.
Hanks was loved by everyone and wanted to stay loved, and the way to retain that universal esteem was to go on being Wallingford’s Lord Bountiful. Want to Read saving….