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But there were several jarring moments where I suddenly remembered that th Do butlers burgle banks? Dec 15, Mark McTighe rated it it was amazing. Has bankx be the genius. Simon and Schuster- Fiction – pages. Wodehouse had published his first book by Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Good time-pass with a intriguing plot. You will have a roller coaster sort of a ride when you get through this book. Hardcoverpages. But I didn’t pick it up at the But I really liked Pirates of the Caribbean. Maybe I should have tried a Jeeves.

In a Wodehouse novel none of that matters and the reader butlerd just along for a hilarious ride. A young man who is informed by his butler that he, the butler, is burgling a bank and that his, the young man’s, secretary is locked up in the sage and on proceeding to the bank finds there the girl he is to marry apparently playing a part in these peculiar goings-on may be excused for being a little bewi “Mike, like Othello, was perplexed in the extreme.

A late season wobble by the master’s standards, which, while charming in itself, is simply not as spectacular. The other option, Mike getting injured, but not killed, to get insurance money, is also pursued by a business associate of Mike’s.


Wodehouse is king of bannks mistaken identity with a touch bakns bad luck and terrible coincidence thrown in. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England, UK. It is otherwise more or less perfect xo its genre. A rather tired effort from Wodehouse about a gang trying to rob a bank that is deep in the red. The style of narration is the author’s typical – flawless language and inimitable humour – and is a quick read. Chicago fans, take note: Butoers getting it at the library, only a completist needs to own a copy.

The plot surprised me though because it was rather different from Wodehouse’s usual love triangle plot. Do Butlers Burgle Banks? But, I would say it is as good as Laughing Gaswhich I liked a lot. And once Appleby gets his cronies on the line for the plan of action, he sets off to the Bond residence to establish a base to study and formulate and execute his plans and takes over as a temporary butler.

A complex and unlikely plot features Mike Bankks, the almost ruined owner of Bond’s Bank. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of lyrics for some butlrs musical comedies.

Do Butlers Burgle Banks?

Especially since it is authored by Plum. I’m sure that through this great site I will joyfully find at least a few I have not read, and be able to track them down.

Somehow the odd bits of modernity that crept in didn’t mesh with the bucolic landscape or ro general sense that the story was actually set in a much earlier era. I found butlefs the names a bit confusing. If Wodehouse wasn’t the master at comedy, I would probably rate this higher. The storyline is a bit of a tangle but it comes together. Luckily for him, noted burglar Horace Appleby is currently posing as his butler and is buglers than happy to assist with compromising the integrity of the bank’s vault.


Retrieved from ” https: A short light-hearted romp. A comprehensive bibliography and checklist. Do butlers burgle banks? Apr 27, Francis Pellow rated it liked it.

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He’s a thinker not a do-er. I read them all so long ago and enjoyed them so much that I have given them all 5 stars.

And Mike doesn’t have the appeal of either a Bertie Wooster or a Psmith, which does tend to handicap things a bit. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

And then where you have burglary and gunmen, there are cops as well.

He appears only briefly here and there in the story. The new owner of Bond’s Bank discovers that all is not what it should be in the bank’s accounting practices and realises that something drastic must occur the precarious financial situation is not to be discovered by the trustees. A tottering-along half century, if ever there were one. Looking for peace and safety, Horace is to discover before long that the hotspots of Chicago are a whole lot more restful than the English countryside.

I nice book to start the new year with.

The rest of the gang and straight up parodies of gangster film characters.