A P.G. Wodehouse collection
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing
These connected short stories are somewhat patchy. I would’ve appreciated them better if the title character was more appealing – I found Mr Ukridge hard to like. Still, there are enough laughs to make this a worthwhile read. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SebastianHagelstein - LibraryThing
A collection of short stories about the character Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge, who is always coming up with plots for self benefit. Every story is extremely funny and it's hard to choose a favorite. Read full review