This book was a hoot to read and I couldn’t wait to finish it. It was one of those old world romance classics… Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany etc. It starts with a guy renting a house in the country which belongs to some aristocrat. Burton Crane has however insisted that the house come equipped with servants. He is introduced to the servants, one in particular, the cook catches his fancy and thinking not fit to judge he enlists the help of Mrs. Faulkner. Immediately the cook is rejected for she is too pretty and has manicured hands. Burton by now enchanted by the cook finds a way around it and in the end the servants are grudgingly approved. There starts the fallacy for although the Butler is perfect and the cook is divine, not only in looks but in skills, the maid and servant boy are not up to par. The servant boy steals cigarettes from Burton and the maid quits amid charges of theft. Soon one by one everyone is fired except for the cook who try as he may, Burton just can’t fire. The book has been made into a successful Broadway play and also a movie. This is one book that doesn’t disappoint, there is love, anguish, mystery, adventure, horror, shock… in the end you become an emotional fool… but of the good variety.