The Artful Bodger is back! Perfect for fans of P.G.Wodehouse, Spike Milligan, Richard Gordon and R.F.Deldafield
How will HMS Carousel and her characterful crew fare in the Far East?
1960, South China Sea
Michael Hobbes and Paul Vincent, newly appointed lieutenants to HMS Carousel on the Far Eastern Station, have learned that to succeed in the Navy you’ve got to humour madmen.
En-route whilst on board trooper ship, HMT Astrakhan, they meet with an old acquaintance, Carousel’s new First Lieutenant, none other than Lieutenant Commander, Robert Bollinger Badger, known throughout the Navy as The Artful Bodger. As resourceful as ever he demonstrates how to deal with those strange but allied species — the Army and R.A.F and their travelling families.
HMS Carousel has a varied commission. Her officers entertain everyone from the Borneo chief who offers to shrink the Chief Steward’s head free of charge, to the boffins who designed Miranda (the super intelligent secret weapon who takes charge of her own trials).
Michael and Paul meet again Freddie Spink, by now the uncrowned King of Hong Kong’s nightlife, and George Dewberry, living the life of a ruler of Old Japan, on explosive rice wine and surrounded by beautiful women.
Meanwhile, The Bodger is on top form as he settles accounts with an American Destroyer and, in Dhon Phon Huang, rides an elephant to the oddest tea party he has ever attended…