First published in UK: April 30 1929 by Herbert Jenkins, London|
First published in US: February 21 1930 by Doubleday Doran, Garden City, New York
The second of three collections of P.G. Wodehouse stories in which Mr Mulliner, of the
Angler's Rest, tells the tallest of tales - always, by chance, having the appropriate anecdote for
any number of subjects.
Nine more 'stretchers' told by Mr Mulliner, about relatives near and far.
In Those in Peril on the Tee Mr Mulliner becomes, to all intents and
purposes, the Oldest Member, and introduces us to Agnes Flack and Sidney
McMurdo, stalwart golf addicts. And Something Squishy (a snake in the
bed), The Awful Gladness of the Mater (poor Dudley Finch!) and The
Passing of Ambrose (two splendidly repulsive schoolboys) are about the
heartless and delightful Bobbie, redhead daughter of novelist Lady Wickham,
who is, of course, a Mulliner cousin.
Source: Richard Usborne. Plum Sauce. A P G Wodehouse Companion.