GENTLEMEN IN WAITING by Ted Peckham

GENTLEMEN IN WAITING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Peckham's escort service has been news almost since its inception. But even that doesn't prepare one for this incredible collection of letters. A few are serious, occasionally there is a pathetic note struck, but the majority are selected for their odd requests. Peckham does a good job launching wallflowers, taking care of widows, (golf and sod, poker and jilted), sending presentable boys to school and college proms. The unique side of his service is its most entertaining one for the reader, requests for men for spring housecleaning aids, for funerals, for nursemaid to goldfish, godfather -- even in loco parentis -- for stud, as it were. Letters from candidates of various nationalities, seeking extra jobs, letters from satisfied customers. Gauge your own market -- it's a trick book.

Pub Date: July 8th, 1940
Publisher: Dutton