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It takes a lot of effort for Jimmy Crocker to become Piccadilly Jim—nights on the town roistering, headlines in the gossip columns, a string of broken hearts, and breaches of promise. Eventually he becomes rather good at it and manages to go to pieces with his eyes open. But no sooner has Jimmy cut a wild swathe through fashionable London than his terrifying Aunt Nesta decides he must mend his ways. He then falls in love with the girl he has hurt most of all, and after that, things get complicated. In a dizzying plot, impersonations pile on impersonations so that (for reasons that will become clear, we promise) Jimmy ends up having to pretend he’s himself. Does he deserve a happy ending?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The farce is ingenious...The ideal Christmas gift for Wodehousians.”

    Observer (London)

  • “An idyllic world of sublime comedy. No better place to escape.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Wodehouse spoofs again the British upper crust in this 1917 title, which finds the incorrigible title character facing reform by his haughty aunt.”

    Library Journal

  • “Wodehouse brightens up the dullest day and lightens the heaviest heart.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by PenNPaper52 | 2/19/2014

    " This book is so hilarious. I had never heard of Wodehouse or knew he was the brains behind the Jeeves and Wooster TV series I used to watch when I was young. The story starts with playboy Jim who sets his eyes on Ann Chester. Ann despises Jim for a piece of article he had written some years back. So Jim comes up with a pseudo for himself to get close to Ann. That's when things get complicated and starts to get funny. There is also a nice little piece of animated work that depicts the family in a not so flattering manner that Jim has made for the want of money. Add an international thief and you have a Wodehouse classic tale. The twists and turns he creates is amazing and very hilarious. Read him when you are feeling low, he is the best medicine in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Priyanka | 2/18/2014

    " Wodehouse never deserves less than 5 stars. Absolutely hilarious read, this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 2/15/2014

    " Wodehouse! Need I say more? (But I will. As read by Jonathan Cecil, this is a wonderful listen!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bob | 2/12/2014

    " It was a fun book to read with an endearing but not entirely original set of characters. The plot was a little predictable, but the intertwining mazes of deceit constructed by the characters were entertaining. In short, I liked it but I didn't love it. "

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