This hilarious standalone novel is a perfect introduction to Wodehouse's quirky humor. Beatrice Chavender is visiting her sister just outside of London. At breakfast, she takes a bite of "inferior ham." and soon everyone around her suffers the consequences. Sprinkle in some romance, and plenty of ridiculous antics, and this novel is simply a joy to read. It leaps off the page like a 1940's MGM musical or an Oscar Wilde play. If you enjoy British humor, this is a must-read.
This standalone novel is another fine example of the wonderful, zany humor of P. G. Wodehouse.
Imperious American widow Beatrice Chavender is visiting her sister’s country home near London when a most unfortunate thing happens: She takes a bite of inferior ham while having her breakfast. Soon everyone around her is suffering the consequences – her sister, her brother-in-law, the butler, poor Sally, Sally’s fiancé, and even Mrs. Chavender’s ex-fiancé, “Ham King” J. B. Duff.
Don’t miss this wild romp from the acknowledged master of British humor.