THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD by Scott Corbett

THE RELUCTANT LANDLORD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Some gay and haphazard moments in a brownstone on West 19th Street, New York City (the butler's pantry to Hell's Kitchen) where Scott Corbett and his wife found a roof over their heads by buying it. Here, played up to their full enjoyment, are some of the more trying, embarassing and expensive experiences of being a landlord; some tussles with the plumbing, the public utilities, the postoffice, and the O.P.A.; the contacts with the parties of the 2nd floor and the parties of the 3rd floor which became more congenial and convivial through the years and some of the inconveniences shared; their roomer, Lenny, a bird-like character, who blossomed under their tutelage; the feud between the McNab's baby and the Quigg's dog; the romances with happy endings; -- these all contribute to some annals of landlording on a casual, friendly basis and provide some recognizable amusing situations.

Pub Date: May 29th, 1950
Publisher: Crowell