Piccadilly Jim is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published
in the U.S. on February 24, 1917 by Dodd, Mean and Co., New York, and in the
U.K. in May 1918 by Herbert Jenkins, London. The story had previously appeared
in the U.S. in the Saturday Evening Post between June and November
The novel features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta (both previously
encountered in The Little Nugget (1913)). Nesta has remarried, to the
hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden remains spoilt
and obnoxious. Charismatic Jimmy Crocker, Nesta's nephew and a reforming
playboy, is called upon to assist in the kidnapping of Ogden, amongst much
confusion involving imposters, crooks, detectives, butlers, aunts etc. - all in
the name of romance of course.
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.