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|Ivor Llewellyn, that much married founder and
dynamo of the Superba-Llewellyn Studio in Hollywood, is for the
sixth time a bachelor. His record has established him as only a
modest conversationalist where the fair sex is concerned, and
his tireless gambit when the small talk lulls is a proposal of
marriage. His friends at Bachelors Anonymous are forced
therefore to view with great alarm his proposed trip to London.
First they arrange for a body-guard and then they send
reinforcements in the person of Ephraim Trout, lawyer and
long-time friend of the reckless I.L.
Joe Pickering, playwright, bodyguard and himself helplessly in
love with Sally Fitch, the prettiest journalist in London, is
doing very nicely keeping Mr L. out of harm's way (out of the
fearful Vera Dalrymple's way to be exact) and all would probably
have been well but for Mr Trout's assistance. That redoubtable
attorney takes it upon himself to thwart the burgeoning
Pickering-Fitch alliance, and in the process meets his own
His publishers are delighted to pronounce that Bachelors
Anonymous finds Mr Wodehouse at the very peak of his form. It
takes him deep into the 1970's with a tremendous head of steam..