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BACHELORS ANONYMOUS (original 1973; edition 1975)

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Title:BACHELORS ANONYMOUS
Authors:WODEHOUSE
Info:PENGUIN (1975), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 144 pages
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Bachelors Anonymous by P. G. Wodehouse (1973)

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Mr. Trout, a lawyer whose client, Ivor Llewellyn of the Superba-Llewellyn studio of Hollywood, heads to England as a member of Bachelors Anonymous to stop Mr. Llewellyn from marrying Vera Dalrymple, the star of Joe Pickering's new play, which fails miserably because Vera takes all the good lines for herself. Joe gets a job with Mr. Llewellyn and falls in love with Sally Fitch, who has just inherited a tidy sum of money if she can abstain from smoking cigarettes. Sally is watched by Daphne Dolby, who loves Sir Jaklyn Warner, who is like some of Wodehouse's less admirable characters in handling and obtaining of money. At some point, Mr. Trout meets Amelia Bingham, who changes his opinion about the evils of marriage. And nearly everyone lives happily ever after. ( )
  raizel | Dec 24, 2015 |
Not a Jeeves or Blandings Castlenovel, but worthy nevertheless.

Just the book for a day off ill ( which I was today). All of the usual confusions, changed plans and getting there in the end.

Some delightful writing and some great one liners...

"....the crookedness of [him] was such as to enable him to hide at will behind a spiral staircase...." ( )
  bigship | Nov 5, 2012 |
Just read this one last night. It's not as funny as Jeeves and Wooster, but it was still good. I think it would have been even better as an audiobook. About a Hollywood movie executive who visits London and needs help to prevent him marrying for the 6th time. Lots of funny characters. ( )
  cmbohn | Jun 10, 2009 |
If you've read one wodehouse, you've read them all, (which is a bit sad). The young upper class guy's are alway's stupid and dependent on a rich relatives, but the guy's got their heart in the right place. The Butler is extremele clever/intelligent and a bit intellectual. The pretty girls are also clever, and often, but not always rich. Then there's the Stupid and selfish onlcle's, the clever and intrigant aunts and a lot of other caracters. The books are hilarios, but in the long run a bit single-tracked. ( )
  Mudde | Apr 21, 2008 |
short but satisfyingly Wodehouse ( )
  otterlake | Apr 6, 2008 |
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Mr Ephraim Trout of Trout, Wapshott and Edelstein, one of the many legal firms employed by Ivor Llewellyn, head of the Superba-Llewellyn studio of Llewellyn City, Hollywood, was seeing Mr Llewellyn of at the Los Angeles airport.
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