Spring Fever. First Edition


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WODEHOUSE, P.G. Spring Fever. Illustrated by Paul Galdone. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948. First American Edition. Pp (6),7-223,(1). Illutrated. 8vo, brown cloth, white lettering and flowers to spine. McIlvaine A67a. "Wealthy New York businessman G. Ellery Cobbold has sent his son Stanwood, a blundering ex-American football player, to London, to separate him from Hollywood starlet Eileen Stoker with whom he is in love. When Cobbold discovers that Stoker is also in London, making pictures, he insists that Stanwood goes to stay with a distant relation, curmudgeonly widower Lord Shortlands. But Stanwood stays put. Instead, good-looking movie agent Mike Cardinal goes to Shortlands' castle (Beevor, in Kent), posing as Stanwood. He is pursuing Shortland's beautiful daughter Terry. But Terry is wary of him because he is too handsome. Lord Shortlands himself is in love with his cook, Mrs Punter, and would like to marry her. Unfortunately she insistson £200 to buy a pub, which Shortlands doesn't have, the purse-strings at Beevor Castle being firmly in the control of his domineering elder daughterAdela. Also, he has a rival in suave butler Mervyn Spink. Things look up f or "Shorty" when he discovers that a stamp in his collection is worth £1000. But Spink fools Adela into believing that the stamp is his, and it gets locked up in a safe. It so happens that Stanwood's butler, Augustus Robb is an ex-safe breaker, and Mike masterminds a burglary. This goes disastrouslywrong, and Mike gets hit in the face with a bag of safe breaking tools. Th e up-side is that his battered face makes him suddenly attractive to Terry.So, after a final misunderstanding, things end happily for Mike and Terry. Stanwood and Eileen also get together. But Mrs Punter runs off with August us Robb, leaving Shorty and Spink ruing their loss." (wikipedia). Small stain to top edge, light edgewear, else very good. 22.00

Title: Spring Fever. First Edition

Author Name: WODEHOUSE, P.G.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1948,:

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