In the sequel to Lord Randle's Wee, obsession, excess and downright skulduggery reach mind-boggling heights once again as His Lordship searches for his long-lost Willy.
Charles Bunton, Lord Randle, now in his seventies, has no heir apart from an illegitimate son from his brief but happy relationship with a native girl in Kenya’s Happy Valley before the outbreak of World War 2.
Unfortunately, he has no idea where the boy is. In steps the inscrutable Edward Watkins, Lord Randle’s intrepid butler, whose efforts to trace the young man finally culminate in success…in spite of the attempts of Patrick Maguire, a Soho private detective and conman, to blackmail everyone concerned.
Meanwhile Sir Lawrence Digby-Pimm of the Manor in Randle has become Supreme Commander of Her Majesty’s forces in the Far East. He is a bully and a womanizer. After an extraordinary encounter with William Ponsonby (Charles Bunton’s heir) and a series of disastrous affairs with assorted maids and nannies, flees Singapore and then Malaya to return to Randle to reclaim what he believes to be rightfully his. He gets far more than he bargained for.
Charles holds a banquet to celebrate the return of his son, William, bringing nearly all of the characters together in an event that provides many with their most startling revelations so far.