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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (The Cat-Nappers)
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UK Title: Aunts Aren't Gentlemen
First published in UK: October 17 1974 by Barrie & Jenkins, London
US Title: The Cat-Nappers
First published in US: April 14 1975 by Simon & Schuster, New York

Russian translation

  • Tetki - ne dzhentlmeny by N. Vasilyeva: 2002, 2012

The curious case of the Maiden Eggesford Horror.

When the doctor advises Bertie to live the quiet life, he and Jeeves head for the pure air and peace of Maiden Eggesford. However, they hadn't reckoned on Bertie's irrepressible but decidedly scheming Aunt Dahlia around whom an imbroglio of impressive proportions develops involving The Cat Which Kept Popping Up When Least Expected. As Bertie observes, whatever aunts are, they are not gentlemen.

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Characters

(Bertie) Bertram Wooster Once asked Vanessa to marry him, but she turned him down
Jeeves One of his aunts lives in Maiden Eggesford
E. Jimson Murgatroyd Harley Street physician who treated Bertie's pink spots. An old school chum of Major Plank's
Vanessa Cook A radiant beauty who leads protesters. She is engaged to Orlo Porter
Orlo J. Porter Beefy red-headed insurance salesman for the London and Home Counties Insurance Company, who is engaged to Vanessa. Went to Oxford with Bertie, but not chums. Inherited a pile with Mr. Cook as trustee
Mr. Cook Vanessa's father and Orlo's trustee. Owns race horses
Major Plank Explorer and Rugby football fan. Has recurring bouts of malaria. Guest of Cook's
Dahlia Travers Bertie's aunt who wants him to steal a cat
Col. James Briscoe Aunt Dahlia's friend who owns a racing stable in Maiden Eggesford, Somerset
The Rev. Ambrose Briscoe The Colonel's brother
Angelica Briscoe The Reverend's daughter
(Billy) Herbert Graham King of the poachers who keeps stealing Mr. Cook's cat
Mrs. P. B. Pigott Jeeves' aunt living at Balmoral, Mafeking Road, Maiden Eggesford
Anatole Aunt Dahlia's master chef
Florence Craye (*)
"Stinker" Pinker (*)
Tom Travers (*)

Synopsis
Copyright Michel Kuzmenko (gmk), The Russian Wodehouse Society © 1996-2012. Established 04/04/1996.