WODEHOUSE, P.G. Good Morning Bill. A Three-Act Comedy. London: Methuen & Co., 1928.
8vo, original blue cloth, lettered in black to upper board and spine; attractive supplied dust wrapper; pp. 160; inscription on endpaper, a nice, clean copy; lower panel of wrapper detached, and spine with loss at head and foot affecting some lettering, some other light chipping and a repair to tears on front panel with old tape on inside.
Good Morning Bill is a three-act comedy play which ran for 136 performances at The Duke of York’s Theatre, before being re-written as a novel, Doctor Sally, in 1932. The plot is based around the Doctor and golf expert Sally Smith, who captures the heart of Bill Paradene.
Wodehouse was very much ahead of his time compared to many other authors of his era. The fact that women had been only been entitled to vote for just over 4 years made his characterisation of Sally even more significant. He writes in the novel: “That she was also extremely pretty seemed of slight importance to Sir Hugo…what mattered to him was that he stood in the presence of a female who could handle a mashie like that”.