Love on the Rocks Men Women and Alcohol in Post World War II America lEs the enjoymentevel immensely Wonderful book very funny LOVED ALL THE CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY LORD UFFENHAM HIS LANGUAGE all the characters especially Beths Stable Stolen by an Alien lord Uffenham Hisanguage use of words his craze for crossword puzzles were hilarious It was a very enjoyable read with great and justified ending Would recommend this book to anyone in need of a good Aliens Vs Predator laugh One of the bestate 1957 ight comedies boy could he write Hilarious A one off but with a few past characters in other books included with Pilbeam the slimy private investigator and Battling Billson making an appearance behind the scenes The plot is about a tontine formed by a group of wealthy men weeks before the 1929 stock market crash The tontine or money goes to the ast of their unmarried sons Almost 30 years ater Keggs the butler realizes
Only Two Contenders Are In The Tontine Left And He two contenders are in the tontine eft and he make some money with this information Bill Hollister and Roscoe Bunyan are the Repressed Memories A Journey to Recovery from Sexual Abuse FiresideParkside Recovery Book last sonseft The one who marries Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic last will earn one million dollars from the tontine Keggs currently supports his former employer the confused Lord Uffenham and Uffenham s niece Jane Keggs alsoiked to make a ittle money Roscoe
a millionaire engaged and a miser Bill is poor Bill meets Jane and Alien Conquest love blossoms Roscoe finds out the tontine and plots to get unengaged and Bill married However the elderly curmudgeonly Mortimer Bayliss has other ideas This is pure fun and with aovely twist at the end An excellent fairly Secrets of the TEAS® Exam Study Guide late Wodehouse 1957 This one stars the Wodehouse second eleven no one as famous as Jeeves or Lord Emsworth but instead we get Keggs Lord Uffenham and Percy Pilbeam The set up is slightly contrived but Wodehouse delivers the goods and his touch is asight and as airy as at any point in is career I am an enormous fan of the great PG Wodehouse and have almost the entire collection of his 90 books so you re going to see a few of these along the wayFirst published in the UK on the 18th of January 1957 and ten days Rising Above The Influence: A True Story about Alcohol, Drugs, and Recovery later in the US under the title The Butler Did It Something Fishy begins at a dinner party held by multi millionaire JJ Bunyan and his cronies Each put 50000 dollars in a fund just before the 1929 stock market crash and form a secret tontine O go to whichever of their sons was theast to marry Thirty years ater Keggs wants to cash in on what he knows. .
is a millionaire engaged and a miser Bill is poor Bill meets Jane and ove blossoms Roscoe finds out
Summary Something Fishy45Originally published under the title Something Fishy this stand alone shows Wodehouse at his best HilariousRead in the omnibus PG Wodehouse 5 Complete Novels Rainy Sunday evening potato Womens Political Activism in Palestine leek soup apple strawberry crumble and aovely Wodehouse romp Delightful In September 1929 a bunch of millionaires got together to decide what to do with their money The only non millionaire in attendance Mortimer Bayliss proposes a tontine each one pays 1 million into a pool and the Alien Commanders Bride (Draconians, last oneeft The alphas abused mate living gets theot The millionaires disliked the scheme so Bayliss proposed a new scheme to benefit their heirs the money will go to the ast of their sons to marry This plan met with approval AND BY 1955 THERE ARE TWO by 1955 there are two eft on the market Roscoe Bunyan a thoroughly nasty chap and one other Augustus Keggs former butler to Mr Bunyan senior knows of the tontine and tries to use the information to his advantage he tips Roscoe Bunyan off in exchange for payment However Roscoe is notoriously tight fisted and tries to cheat Keggs Keggs is smarter than he appears and decides that Bunyan will come off the The Black Renaissance in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures loser if he has anything to say about it Keggs former employer Lord Uffenham and his niece Jane shareodgings with Keggs while Roscoe Bunyan rents their family home The niece Jane is engaged to a poor sculptor next door despite the fact her uncle doesn t approve She doesn t need his approval to marry just money and how Twine is going to get some money is up to Keggs and Mortimer Bayliss They will do anything to thwart Roscoe Bunyan and promote the ast remaining heir Meanwhile Bill Hollist a frustrated artist is working for an art gallery and has given up his own work He has thousands of plans if he had money but his boss doesn t see His Potential When He Falls In Love potential When he falls in ove knows he needs some money which might come his way but is he willing to give it all up for ROMANCE (BWWM Military Romance Boxset) (African American Urban Series Short Stories Book 1) love Roscoe is in a sticky situation and hires Pilbeam to do his dirty work Will he succeed Who will end up with the moneyThis isn t Wodehouse s best work It s aonger version of an earlier magazine serial titled Something Fishy It s unusual because most of the story revolves around the tontine heirs and the ove. Something Fishy is top notch Wodehouse When Keggs was a butler he eavesdropped on a meeting between his employer. .
Story is secondary It acks that extreme crazy screwball scene that Wodehouse was known for The humor is After the Tears less zany and not really all that funny The main characters are two dimensional and downright unlikeable with the exception of Jane She s a true Wodehousian heroineovely devoted and deeply attached to the man she oves However HER LOVE STORY COMES OUT OF THIN AIR I love story comes out of thin air I t believe ove can happen in an instant even if they had met before Bill is an idiot He has no brains in his head in an instant even if they had met before Bill is an idiot He has no brains in his head everything he says is ridiculous Same with Lord Uffenham but at Statistical Arbitrage: Algorithmic Trading Insights and Techniques (Wiley Finance) least he s funny He s similar to Galahad Threepwood and Uncle Fred but not as uick on the uptake I couldn t stand him I was torn between notiking Keggs and enjoying him I guess I iked his dialogue because it was funny to have a butler speaking high falutin English when Lord Uffenham speaks so casually I didn t approve of his morals Roscoe Bunyan may have been a nasty child and is a cheapskate but I actually sort of felt bad for him I also felt bad for Pilbeam For All He S all he s unlikeable worm he was up against external circumstances There was plenty of room for Wodehouse to exercise his comic genius in Pilbeam s grand scene but it fell flat Strange funny and very original Something Fishy is an engaging classic with deeper themes than initially meets the eye JJ Bunyan and his cronies each put 50000 dollars in a fund just before the stock market crash and form a tontine The ast of their heirs to get married wins the whole pot expected to be one million dollars when considering compound interest etc Years Best African American Fiction 2010 later only two heirs remainLike all Wodehouses this one delivers theaughs Bill Hollister is the dashing Her Alien Bodyguard (The Guards Of Attala, leading man Jane the fiery heroine and Lord Uffenham is the much abused nobleman The younger Bunyan keeps trying to get the million dollars while expending asittle of his cash as possible Augustus Keggs makes a return appearance and uickly becomes my third favorite Wodehouse butler Without giving away too many details how can you not Teacher For An Alien Doctor (Intergalactic Exchange Program, love a Wodehouse story where someone paints a Roman beard on a giant statueLater On a side note reading bits of a Wodehouse outoud to innocent bystanders increas. JJ Bunyan and a covey of tycoons JJ and his associates each agreed to put up fifty thousand dollars the total ,