Do Butlers Burgle Banks? (1968) features Mike Bond, the hitherto fortunate owner of Bond's Bank, who finds himself in a spot of trouble so serious that he wants someone to burgle the bank before the trustees inspect it. Fortunately for him, Horace Appleby, currently posing as his butler, is on hand to oblige. For Horace is, in fact, not a butler at all but the best sort of American gangster, prudently concealing himself in an English country house while hiding from his rivals. Looking for peace and safety, Horace is to discover before long that the hot-spots of New York are a whole lot more restful than the English countryside. This is the lightest of light comedies, a Wodehousian soufflé from his later years.
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Book Description U.S.A.: Hutchinson, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1476217480976
Book Description Hutchinson. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0091496403 Ex-library hardback with dustjacket. Ffep has been removed and usual wear and stamps. Reading copy only. Bookseller Inventory # M10D70009
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1982. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Black cloth, clean and bright, bumped to corner and spine. Dust jacket in new Brodart clear protective cover, very good, creased to back corner, price unclipped. Pages very good, slightly sunned, creased to corners. Binding sound and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 134556