Cocktail time, Volume 265

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Simon and Schuster, 1958 - Fiction - 219 pages
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If Lord Ickenham had not succumbed to the temptation to dislodge the hat of Beefy Bastable, the irascible QC, with a well-aimed Brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write his expose of the younger generation, a novel so shocking that it caused endless repercussions for its hapless author, and sparked off a whole series of outrageous misunderstandings, that it would take the inventive talents of Lord Ickenham himself to resolve.--Container.

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User Review  - encycl - LibraryThing

The perfect distillation of Wodehouse. It has it all; allusions to Shakespeare, verbal puns, con men and women, love gone astray, saucy servants, supercilious aristocrats...and all started with a sling shot. Read full review

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User Review  - hardlyhardy - LibraryThing

"Cocktail Time," published in 1958 and relatively late in P.G. Wodehouse's career, may not rank among his best (make that funniest) novels. Even so, it tells a lively, satisfying story that true ... Read full review


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