A madcap adventure whose comic twists and turns could only have come from the zany imagination of P. G. Wodehouse P. G. Wodehouse is at his whimsical best as the characters of Belpher Castle muddle through impending catastrophes and ill-considered love affairs in this comedy of errors. George Bevan, an American composer of musicals, is in England to attend the performance of one. But when Lady Patricia Maud Marsh slips into his taxi, he is drawn into the frivolous intrigues of Belpher Castle. Maud has mistaken George for another American she once fell in love with. She is attempting to escape her aunt, Lady Caroline Byng, who is trying to marry Maud off to her stepson, Reginald. Meanwhile, her father, Lord John Marshmoreton, has fallen in love with an actress. As the castle servants make bets on their lords' and ladies' capricious attachments, Wodehouse weaves a jaunty satire that will leave readers breathless with its twists and antics.
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by P.G. Wodehouse
by George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
"Good gad! Belpher Castle is a-dither with romance and intrigue. Wodehouse's usual twits are in full cry as they leap about the manicured landscape. And hovering close in the background are the ever-vigilant, poisonous aunts who spend their entire lives being aghast. There's plenty to be aghast about when the lord of the manor falls madly in love with an actress (huge intake of breath) named (another huge intake) Billie. Reader Frederick Davidson portrays each character perfectly--sorting them out for the listener. His portrayal of Reggie, the wealthy and earnest American composer, is wonderful, and the women--ingenues and aunts--are very sweet or dragonish, depending. Along the way, listeners learn never to throw rice at weddings--it's worse than shrapnel. Quite. B.V. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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