Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin

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Author: Pelham Grenville "P G" Wodehouse (1881-1975)

Year: 1972

Publisher: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd

Place: London


192 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's green boards with gilt lettering with pictorial dust jacket. (APG Wodehouse: 110a) First edition.

Monty Bodkin's year in Hollywood is completed and he has returned to London, leaving his secretary Sandy Miller heartbroken, her love unmentioned, unrequited. Monty's desires lie elsewhere - with the English hockey international Gertrude Butterwick to be precise. Butterwick pere is horrified at Monty's return, Ivor Llewellyn breathes a huge sigh of relief, and the Drones Club pricks up its ears. Attentive students of the Wodehouse canon will recall that Mr Butterwick made it a condition of Monty's betrothal to Gertrude that Monty would hold down a job for a year, which more or less sank any chance of the liaison coming to a fruition; but Monty succeeded in blackmailing Mr Llewellyn into giving him a job. Now, with the conditions plainly satisfied, Monty confronts Mr Butterwick to claim the hand of Gertrude. His return to London should, he feels, be in the style of a Roman triumph. But Hell hath no fury like a flummoxed Butterwick, and the Bodkin road to happiness is arduous and pitfall through and through.


Corners bumped. Dust jacket lightly chipped front heal corner and head spine ends else a near fine copy in a very good to fine dust jacket.

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