There seems no reason why the courtship of a wealthy bachelor like George Finch
should not run sweetly to its natural conclusion. But George has fallen in love
with Molly Waddington. And Mrs Waddington prefers the idea of an aristocrat to
the reality of George, whom she suspects is half-witted.
It.s America during Prohibition and shy young George Finch is setting out as an
artist . without the encumbrance of a shred of talent. George falls in love with
Molly, whose imperious stepmother Mrs Waddington insists he.s not the man to
marry the stepdaughter of one of New York.s most fashionable hostesses.
Poor George . he doesn.t seem to stand a chance.
How George eventually triumphs over the bossy Mrs Waddington makes for a dizzying
plot featuring some of Wodehouse.s most appealing minor characters . Mullett the
butler and his light-fingered girlfriend Fanny, J. Hamilton Beamish, author of
the dynamic Beamish Booklets, Officer Garroway the poetic policeman, and Sigsbee
H. Waddington, the hen-pecked husband who longs for the wide open spaces of the
Read By: Jonathan Cecil (The best Wodehouse reader around!)
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