This collection of four novels is a fine sampling of the wonderful, zany humor of P. G. Wodehouse. In the title story, imperious American widow Beatrice Chavender is visiting her sister's country home near London when a most unfortunate thing happens: she takes a bite of inferior ham while having her breakfast. Soon everyone around her is suffering the consequences-her sister, her brother-in-law, the butler, poor Sally, Sally's fiancE, and even Mrs. Chavender's ex-fiancE, "Ham King" J. B. Duff. The other stories in this collection include Ring for Jeeves; Much Obliged, Jeeves; and Uncle Fred in the Springtime.