Pook &Partners introduces another dynamic personality of the Pook fun club—Al Newman, a high-pressure salesman who persuades Pook to enter the property world in pursuit of that fortune he sought in Pook in Business.
One of the snags in such a partnership is Al’s wife, Lorna, who regards Pook as her partner too—though not always in a strictly professional capacity.
How Pook, with the assistance of Honners, ecapes from her clutches by falling into the jaws of a good-time girl called Penny is an object lesson in the art of establishing a business and building it up to the pinnacle of financial insolvency.
Some of the scenes are set in that traditional heart of British commercial life—the public house, where the giants of Cudford Estate Agency negotiate their property deals to the limits of human endurance, before being assisted from the premises at closing time in an almost insensible condition.
Once again, in this tenth Pook Book, the wit and humour which his fans relish so much seem to flow non-stop from one of Britain’s cleverest comedy creators.