London: Barrie & Jenkins Limited, 1975. Michael Harvey (jacket design). Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Red cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Binding tight and square. Corners mostly sharp. Light toning. Clean, unmarked. 15 x 22 cm. 286 pp. / Good. Front flap creased. Scuffing and some wear. Some closed tears to flap fold repaired. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #10631
A collection of stories featuring Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge.
Money makes the world go round for Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge -- and when there isn't enough of it, the world just has to spin a bit faster.
Ever on the lookout for a quick buck, a solid gold fortune, or at least a plausible little scrounge, the irrepressible Ukridge gives con men a bad name. Looking like an animated blob of mustard in his bright yellow raincoat, he invests time, passion and energy (but seldom actual cash) in a series of increasingly bizarre money-making schemes. Finance for a dog college? It's yours. Shares in an accident syndicate? Easily arranged. Promoting a kind-hearted heavyweight boxer? A snip.
Poor Corky Corcoran, Ukridge's old school chum and confidant, trails through these pages in the ebullient wake of Wodehouse's most disreputable but endearing hero and hopes to escape with his shirt at least.