Money for Nothing, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


This is a P.G. Wodehouse novel. The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted.

First there's a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody.

Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm - and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company.

After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated.

But will Lester's nephew John win over his true love, Colonel Wyvern's daughter Pat, and restore tranquillity to the idyll?

It's a close-run thing.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099514183



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Oh, wonder! Oh, joy! An exuberant romp through the English countryside, accompanied by highly intelligent dogs, inebriated young Cambridge boxing blues who confront burglars with quotations from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and still other young men who argue with their Better Self and Stone Age Ancestor about the best way to win the girl. Double-crossing criminals become double-crossees, romance is in the air, and splendidly moustachioed sergeant-majors are duped by the owners of health resorts designed to slim down gouty old gentlemen suffering from a surfeit of port and stilton. And as if all that were not enough, the vicar is inflicting musical torture on the village and the chemist’s shop is the biggest hotbed of gossip in three counties.Throw some of the sharpest and funniest turns of phrase to be found anywhere in the English language, and you have what can only be described as an absolute corker of a book. In fact, I deeply resent the fact that I have to give it back to the library.

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