Books: Short Notices: Aug. 16, 1968

DO BUTLERS BURGLE BANKS? by P. G. Wodehouse. 191 pages. Simon & Schuster. $4.50.

Which came first, P. G. Wodehouse or the English butler? Wodehouse's publishers confess they are not even certain whether he is 87 years old and has written a million books, or a million years old and has written 87 books. Anyhow the figures strain the imagination—but not more so than this potty tale about a bogus butler who sets out to burgle a Worcestershire bank. Connoisseurs of the old master's brand of daffy brouhaha will savor it to the last page. For those who don't trust...

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