CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE by Jay Franklin

CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of those indulgences in which Charles E. Hoskins, a married man and financially flat, wishes up some champagne which materializes, finds that his powers of conjure extend to all intoxicants. In the many predicaments this provokes, Charles is committed into the hands of a psychiatrist, escapes, decides to open up a bar but runs afoul of the union and later of Treasury agents, is summoned by Washington and is wanted as a good will gesture by the British Ambassador, is taken by the Russians who are about to deport him, and finally returns to his wife to make use of his talent privately rather than publicly or profitably.... You can't get very high on this- and there's certainly no hangover.

Pub Date: July 19th, 1950
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce