A dutiful cast of characters, each one cut from a unique cloth, contribute to this delightful story told through omniscient narration and lively dialogue. Wodehouse keeps the intrigue going through the plot of a marriage proposal and the sticky fingers of one desirable and robust lady. Stepping out of one marriage proposal and looking for the next, Gerald Godfrey Franklin West discovers the multilayered personality of one he really felt he had a connection with. But will he be able to see past the small flaw of theft?
The grounds of Mellingham Hall Willoughby weaves the precise amount of conflict and tension for every page. The story moves along flawlessly, as each action is motivated by the intention of Wodehouse’s well-planned cast of characters. A great balance of predictability and surprise creates the perfect page-turning piece.
Told with a touch of British humor, this story comes highly recommended for anybody looking to laugh-out-loud with glee.