Here's that brand of airy frivolity again for the trials and tribulations of a sober barrister, Sir Raymond Bastable, when, irked by a taunt of Lord Ickenham, he turns out a book which turns into a best seller. Because he wants to stand for election he uses a nom de plume and when the book really rolls bribes his nephew to appear as the author. This backfires into blackmail and it is up to Lord Ickenham to snatch (more than once) Raymond from all his perils, to accelerate not one but four marriages to come, and to bemoan the dullness of the country. A practiced hand for debonair merry-go-rounding, Wodehouse keeps his playful gentry on the boil and bubble with no trouble at all. For that silly moment.