The Luck of the Bodkins
P.G. Wodehouse
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Monty Bodkin s wooing of Gertrude Butterwick on the R.M.S Atlantic is not progressing as it should And the cause of all the trouble is Miss Lotus Blossum, the brightest star in Hollywood s firmament The easy camaraderie of Miss Blossom, coupled with the idea that Monty is the only person who can send the errant Ambrose back to her welcoming arms, is causing Mr Bodkin moMonty Bodkin s wooing of Gertrude Butterwick on the R.M.S Atlantic is not progressing as it should And the cause of all the trouble is Miss Lotus Blossum, the brightest star in Hollywood s firmament The easy camaraderie of Miss Blossom, coupled with the idea that Monty is the only person who can send the errant Ambrose back to her welcoming arms, is causing Mr Bodkin moments of acute distress.
  • Title: The Luck of the Bodkins
  • Author: P.G. Wodehouse
  • ISBN: 9781585673360
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover

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Henry Avila Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
A French farce with English reserve , ( best describes this saga ) well not too much after all it was written by the great P.G. Wodehouse Mr. Montague "Monty" Bodkin a wealthy but idle British bachelor with a romantic problem, it seems Gertrude Butterwicklove these peculiar namese gentleman's lady friend has a strange daddy , who insists that rich Monty gets a job or no marriage to his pretty daughter , and the really strange part is she will obey his ultimatum , this transpires in 1935.s have c [...]
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Nandakishore Varma Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
“Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to speak French.” It is such sentences that make me an ardent fan of Wodehouse. He was a master of the English languageW, I get this look whenever I am about to speak Hindi!
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Veronique Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
4.5 Well, I was always a little apprehensive at the prospect of reading Wodehouse. Not sure why. Perhaps I felt I wouldn’t get the humour… Whatever the reason, I really shouldn’t have worried!"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French."From the very beginning, I was completely taken in by Monty Bodkins, his hilarious mann [...]
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Terence Manleigh Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
What can one say? Wodehouse is an angel in human shape, dispensing joy and laughter whenever he sits down at the typewriter. I adore him. This book? It's the usual penicillin.
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Jenny Maloney Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
If you're a fan of early cinema this book--originally published in 1935--is for you. There's plenty of in-jokes geared towards producers, nepotism, and actors. At one moment in the book I had to pause because Monty Bodkin (the Lucky Bodkin of the title) was compared to Leslie Howard and Clark Gable, both of whom were to star in Gone With the Wind four years after Wodehouse mentions them. Shall we give P.G. a pat on the back for smushing such stellar talent together before Selznick? I know what y [...]
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Ian Wood Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
‘The Luck of the Bodkins’ tells the continuing story of Monty Bodkin and his engagement to Gertrude Butterwick which relies on his remaining in someone’s employ for a whole year. We last met Monty at Blanding’s Castle where he was employed as secretary for Lord Emsworth for the length of ‘Heavy Weather’ rather than the length of a year. Monty left Blanding’s after gaining employment with Percy Pilbeam at the Argos Detective Agency. Monty is on Holiday at Cannes but follows Gertrude [...]
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Margaret Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
This is a top-notch Wodehouse. Oh, sure, it doesn't have Jeeves and Wooster or Lord Emsworth and Duchess or even Psmith, but who cares? It does have Monty Bodkin (whom I encountered in Heavy Weather as one of Lord Emsworth's endless string of secretaries) and an extra complicated, extra delightful plot, which takes place mostly on a ship from England to America. Wodehouse is at the top of his form with his marvelous idiom, beginning with the very first, irresistible sentence: "Into the face of t [...]
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Lindley Walter-smith Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
One of the most delightful of Wodehouse's novels, which is saying something. The likeable, idle-rich Monty, still in pursuit of winning his beloved's heart by holding down a job for a year, ends up on a cruise ship pursuing her to America after a little understanding. As a result he is drawn into the complicated affairs of the Hollywood elite, and ridiculous twists and turns follow before the happy ending. Brilliantly funny, well-written and full of sunshine. And alligators.
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Leslie Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
4.5* for this audiobook edition, narrated by Jonathan Cecil.Prime Wodehouse fare, with romantic entanglements, misunderstandings & colorful characters.
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Lloyd Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Probably Wodehouse's longest non-Jeeves/non-Blandings novel, Luck of the Bodkins appears to have started out as a play script or screenplay. If this surmise is correct, we can all shed a tear that Eric Blore never got to play the verbose, fat-headed, good-hearted cabin steward Albert Peasemarch. Peasemarch, a man capable of quoting Shakespeare, singing The Bandolero to a dubious crowd of second-class passengers with only a day's rehearsal, and running the length of a ocean liner half a dozen tim [...]
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Karin Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Monty Bodkins is in love and engaged to Gertrude Butterwick, now that he has finally managed to figure out how to appear gainfully employed despite being independently wealthy. Her cousin Ambrose Tennyson is engaged to the beautiful American actress, Lotus Blossom, and his brother falls head over heals for Grayce, the sister-in-law, for the man who owns the picture company Lotus acts for. In the meantime, this man, Ivor Llewellyn, is highly stressed because Grayce has let him know, in no uncerta [...]
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June Louise Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
I am a massive fan of PG Wodehouse - his characters are all very memorable and the comic storyline of "The Luck of the Bodkins" really cheered me up on a cold February day.This novel is set on the RMS Atlantic which is sailing to America bearing the Tennyson brothers, their cousin Gertrude Butterwick, the Tennyson's old Eton school friend Monty Bodkin as well as the Hollywood movie magnate Ikey Llewellyn, his sister Mabel Spence, the actress Lotus Blossom (an infuriating character who travels ev [...]
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Lady Shockley Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
One of my favorite Wodehouses. Monty Bodkin and his beloved hockey playing fiancée, Gertrude Butterwick set sail for New York. But oh, what adventures there are to be had on a cruise ship! Smuggling, spies, broken hearts and renewed hopes for happiness; just the things a Wodehouse novel should have. All that and an alligator named Wilfred. What could possibly go wrong?
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Dan Schwent Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and rank Luck of the Bodkins as my third favorite Wodehouse novel, just below Leave it to Psmith and Code of the Woosters. It's the longest Wodehouse book I've read yet and probably has the most twists. Highly recommended.
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Lady Drinkwell Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Jolly good fun. At first I did not like the fact that this took place on a boat instead of a lovely stately home with aunts, pigs etc. However it soon grew on me and the humour was relentless.
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John Machata Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
I've been reading and re-reading PG Wodehouse, one English's great wordsmiths. One of the best opening of any novel every written:"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." -- The Luck of the Bodkins, by P.G. Wodehouse
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First Second Books Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
This is one of PG Wodehouse’s screwball comedies – there are five or six twenty-something protagonists who are variously in love with each other, plus a customs-avoiding jewelry-smuggling multi-millionaire, all trapped on a cruise ship from London to New York. Many hijinx ensue. Sadly, no one gets thrown off the side of the boat.
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Vamsee Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Wodehouse at his absolute beste man never fails to brighton up ur mood, using simple situation and amazing language to represent everyday characters.
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QNPoohBear Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Ivor Llewellyn is shocked when his sister-in-law Mabel announces her sister Grayce has bought a $50,000 necklace she expects Ivor to smuggle into the U.S. without paying duties. Of course he can afford the price he's president of Suberba-Llewellyn Motion Picture Corporation, but Grayce threatens a Paris divorce if Ivor doesn't comply with her wishes. When Monty Bodkin, the unfortunate former secretary of Lord Emsworth and erstwhile detective for P. Frobisher Pilbeam, asks Ivor how to spell a wor [...]
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Franc Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Great books unsually start with great 1st sentences, and Luck of the Bodkins doesn't disappoint with this classic Wodehouse gem: "Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." How can you possibly put a book down that starts like that! And it only gets better.The eponomous hero Monty Bonkin is also a minor character in the Blandin [...]
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Aaron Wittwer Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Hail the return of Monty Bodkin. Introduced previously in the Blandings Castle novel, Heavy Weather, here Bodkin gets his own spin-off. It's been a few weeks since the events at Blandings seemed to put him on track to wed Miss Gertrude Butterwick. But, as they tend to do, complications and misunderstandings galore arise to threaten the couple's happiness.The events of the book all take place on a transatlantic boat trip from France to New York, and feature some of the best examples of Wodehouse [...]
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Himi Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
I’ve heard of a few of his titles, but I’ve never connected them to be written by the same person. And it’s only been a year since I read his name to the point of committing it to memory. But now that I’ve had my first taste of Wodehouse, I feel like the 30-odd years that have come before now were lacking in some way. I don’t understand how I’m getting into him only now. I get that his style doesn’t appeal to everyone, but it’s totally my kind of humor–terribly British. So many [...]
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Harker US Library Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Monty Bodkin is happily engaged to Gertrude Butterwick – for the time being. The same can be said for actress Lotus Blossom and writer Ambrose Tennyson. Reggie Tennyson hopes likewise for him and spitfire Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of the successful movie producer, Ivor Llewellyn. Llewellyn hopes Customs won’t catch him smuggling his wife’s pearl necklace into the States. Amid hysterical misadventures and droll misunderstandings, Wodehouse injects a measure of social criticism, focusing m [...]
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Chris Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
Aboard the RMS Atlantic en route from Southampton to New York, lovers quarrels and misunderstandings abound.  The affable Monty Bodkin is engaged to honest, kind-hearted Gertrude but she suspects he likes actress Lotus Blossom who is quite smitten with Ambrose Tennyson, whose trouble-making brother Reggie has just fallen head over heel for Mabel, sister-in-law of American movie mogul Ivor Llewellyn, who is desperate to avoid smuggling a necklace through Customs for his wife.  As Monty says, th [...]
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John Frankham Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
The wonderful follow-up to Heavy Weather, following the efforts of Monty Bodkin to stay engaged to Gertrude Butterwick with the help, or hindrance, of his friends and companions on the ship from England to the USA. Wonderfully plotted, lovely prose and literary references. Just great.Includes one of the best starts!:“Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty hangdog look which announces that an En [...]
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R. Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
This is a sequel to Heavy Weather, but because it takes place on a boat and not at Blandings Castle it's struck from the official series list and branded as a standalone Monty Bodkin novel. But what a standalone: I enjoyed every page - there were only 358, and I wanted 358 more. This is Plum at peak form; published in 1935 when - relatively speaking - the Talkies were still cooing their first words, The L. of the Bodkins provided Tinsel Town a template for the Golden Age romantic comedies of the [...]
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Dan Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
A rare Wodehouse that lost a bit of luster on re-reading. I recalled it from 20 years ago (my early days as a Plumaniac) as perhaps the funniest of all non-Wooster Wodehouses, but can't hold a candle to the best of Mr. Mulliner or the Blandings Castle crowd (especially Uncle Fred). There are plenty of funny lines here, but way too much plot for my taste: it's one of Wodehouse's self-proclaimed "Musical Comedies without Songs" where he spends too much time and energy jumping through the boymeetsg [...]
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Jinny Chung Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
"Reggie Tennyson was the sort of chap who, discovering that you went to Butters & Butters for your socks, would wonder that you didn't know that Mutters & Mutters were the only firm in London who supplied the sock perfect: and when, having rushed off to Mutters & Mutters and stocked up with socks, you then bought a shirt or two in addition, would say: 'Not shirts, old boy. Not Mutters & Mutters for shirts. Stutters & Stutters. The only place.' "."Monty was beginning to experi [...]
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Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore Jul 20, 2019 - 13:20 PM
A convoluted plot, plenty of misunderstanding, a little bit of smuggling, attempts at spelling, and a pet alligator- but horror of horrors- NO IMPOSTORS! An excellent novel full of laughs- but of course, being Wodehouse- what else could it possibly be.
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The Luck of the Bodkins By P.G. Wodehouse Monty Bodkin s wooing of Gertrude Butterwick on the R.M.S Atlantic is not progressing as it should And the cause of all the trouble is Miss Lotus Blossum, the brightest star in Hollywood s firmament The easy camaraderie of Miss Blossom, coupled with the idea that Monty is the only person who can send the errant Ambrose back to her welcoming arms, is causing Mr Bodkin moMonty Bodkin s wooing of Gertrude Butterwick on the R.M.S Atlantic is not progressing as it should And the cause of all the trouble is Miss Lotus Blossum, the brightest star in Hollywood s firmament The easy camaraderie of Miss Blossom, coupled with the idea that Monty is the only person who can send the errant Ambrose back to her welcoming arms, is causing Mr Bodkin moments of acute distress.

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