Being unaccustomed to owning a great deal of money, Sally hasn't got the hang of it yet. Which is why she agrees to backing a show written by her fiance Gerald and staged by her brother Fillmore. It seems like a good way of making them all happy... But when Ginger Kemp, a rather hopeless, charming young man Sally met in Roville, appears in America and offers not-very-glad tidings about Gerald, he really puts the cat among the pigeons.
ore Nicholas had not worn well. At the age of seven he had been an extraordinarily beautiful child, but after that he had gone all to pieces; and now, at the age of twenty-five, it would be idle to deny that he was something of a mess. For the three years preceding his twenty-fifth birthday, restricted means and hard work had kept his figure in check; but with money there had come an ever-increasing sleekness. He looked as if he fed too often and too well.
All this, however, Sally was prepared to forgive him, if he would only make a good speech. She could see Mr. Faucitt leaning back in his chair, all courteous attention. Rolling periods were meat and drink to the old gentleman.
"I'm sure," said Fillmore, "you don't want a speech... Very good of you to drink our health. Thank you."
He sat down.
The effect of these few simple words on the company was marked, but not in every case identical. To the majority the emotion which they brought was one of unmixed reli
Another wonderful romantic comedy by Wodehouse! Hard to put down and leaves you smiling.
Good to read. Story of a girl who faces challenges in life; has some nice hilarious twists. Worth reading.
This book is very enjoyable. I couldn't put it down. It is romantic and really describes life in New York at that time.
I liked it. Although it is not among Plum's belly-laugh-a minute madcap romps, it is good. I reallly liked the more sedate, more realistic characters. Usually the Wodehouse characters are so outlandishly drawn that it is hard to picture them as real people that one can relate to. This book showed me a different side of Wodehouse, and it is a style of writing I would like to read again. Try it!
I have read a lot of Wodehouse books and this one is typical. It is good, but not one of his best. It is not in any of his series and, as best I remember, its characters did not overlap with any of his other books.
Great for Wodehouse fans. For non-Wodehouse fans, I would suggest starting with another book: Something Fresh & A Damsel in Distress are two good ones.