A stalwart of the Angler's Rest, where he is usually to be found in company with Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, Mr Mulliner has an endless supply of brothers, nephews and cousins who feature in the tales with which he entertains the regulars in his favourite pub.
There is George, the stammerer, who finds the courage to propose only after being chased by a mob; Wilfred, the chemist, who muddles his cosmetic potions with dire results; Lancelot, the film star; William, the lover of Myrtle Banks; Clarence, the society photographer; and Augustine, the curate, who saves his bishop from disgrace at the school reunion.
All win through to love and success, but only after enough farcical mishaps to supply a dozen ordinary comic novelists.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 01/03/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841591131