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Big Money (1931)
by P. G. Wodehouse
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Hugely enjoyable tale of multi-engagements, subterfuge, finance daft scenarios.
A large cast of characters in typical Wodehouse scenarios, starring two young men with the unlikely names Berry and Biscuit. The story involves high finance, integrity and broken engagements as well as double- and triple-crossing by dubious people from the dregs of society.
The people are rather two-dimensional and unmemorable, but it doesn't spoil an enjoyable story that made me smile several times. Wodehouse's stories rather stretch one's credulity but it doesn't matter; plenty of ironical humour, and a dramatic - if slightly ridiculous - ending.
Well worth the 50 cents I paid for this at a church bookstall.
Longer review here: https://suesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2020/09/big-money-by-pg-wodehouse.html
One of Wodehouse's best stand-alone books, or so I think so far (I haven't read them all yet). Jonathan Cecil is in top form narrating this audiobook edition.
Although not one of my favourite tales to flow from the Wodehouse pen – or typewriter – it’s still good fun.
If you want some light-hearted humour with a sprinkling of chaos, give this a try.
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Il picchio Bietti (33)
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A P.G. Wodehouse novelMost of the big money belongs to Torquil Paterson Frisby, the dyspeptic American millionaire - but that doesn't stop him wanting more out of it. His niece, the beautiful Ann Moon, is engaged to 'Biscuit', Lord Biskerton, who doesn't have very much of the stuff and so he has to escape to Valley Fields to hide from his creditors. Meanwhile, his old schoolfriend Berry Conway, who is working for Frisby, himself falls for Ann - just as Biscuit falls for her friend Kitchie Valentine. Life in Wodehouse can sometimes become a little complicated.Oh, and Berry has been left a lot of shares in the Dream Come True copper mine. Of course they're worthless... aren't they?
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.912Literature English & Old English literatures English fiction Modern Period 1901-1999 1901-1945
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Still classic Wodehouse. I would not put it on top 15 but after the first fifteen Wodehouse books, why not. ( )