Do Butlers Burgle Banks?
Do Butlers Burgle Banks? (1968) features Mike Bond, the hitherto fortunate owner of Bond’s Bank, who finds himself in a spot of trouble so serious that he wants someone to burgle the bank before the trustees inspect it. Fortunately for him, Horace Appleby, currently posing as his butler, is on hand to oblige. For Horace is, in fact, not a butler at all but the best sort of American gangster, prudently concealing himself in an English country house while hiding from his rivals. Looking for peace and safety, Horace is to discover before long that the hot-spots of New York are a whole lot more restful than the English countryside. This is the lightest of light comedies, a Wodehousian souffle from his later years.
"The handsome bindings are only the cherry on top of what is already a cake without compare" * EVENING STANDARD * "The Everyman edition promises to be a splendid celebration of the divine Plum" * THE INDEPENDENT * "Pure word music" -- DOUGLAS ADAMS "He exhausts superlatives" -- STEPHEN FRY "Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in." -- EVELYN WAUGH
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