The Plot That Thickened

The Plot That Thickened

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Author: Wodehouse, P[elham] G[renville] (1881-1975)

Year: 1973

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Place: New York


221 pages Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and vignet to cover with yellow pictorial dust jacket. 15,000 copies published (APG Wodehouse: 110b) Published in England as Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin. 1st edition.

There is no explaining tastes-particularly tastes in love. Monty Bodkin had for some reason fallen in love with Gertrude Butterwick, a beefy girl with large feet, who played on the All England women's hockey team. This left Sandy Miller, Monty's secretary, heartbroken. Her own love for Monty was both unrequited and unmentioned, but there was a reay of hope. Mr Butterwick, knowing Monty's aversion to work, made it a condition of the betrothal to his daughter that Monty hold down a job for a year, which seemed more or less likely to sink any chance of the liaison coming to fruition. But Monty succeeded in blackmailing the Hollywood film tycoon Ivor Llewellyn into giving hime a job that perhaps he could do. Witht he conditions plainly satisfied, Monty, feeling his return to London should be in the style of a Roman triumph, confronts Mr Butterwick to claim Gertrude's hand. But Hell hath no fury loke a flummoxed Butterwick, and Sandy has a few cards of her own to play. Complicating all these matters is the mysterious affair involving Mrs Llewllyn's pear necklace. The whole diabolical and exciting business can be inroned out only-as indeed it is-by that master of involved plot and hilarious comic inveition, P G Wodehouse.


Covers and spine damp stained at head and heal, remainder mark at heal end pages. Dust jacket corners chipped, spine extremties chipped, lightly soiled, 1/4" chip at front head cover, some edge tears and chips. A Good to very good copy in about very good dust jacket.

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