Having learned to dance like a dervish by the age of nine at Madam Robinson’s Dancing
Academy for Young Ladies, Pook set his heart on leaving school in order to follow
in the talented footsteps of his Uncle Dick as an international gigolo.
Being over-sized, precocious and fascinatingly plain, he tried to overcome these
professional handicaps by the sheer talent of his feet—his educated floor-polishers
as he called them.
Simultaneously he continued his struggle to become a celebrated writer, this time
as Sheik Ali Ben Akmed, the Casanova on a camel, in the magazine Desert Romance,
penning sand-sexies for precious little baksheesh, as he phrased it, with the help
of his beautiful Olga.
How Pook signed for Rent-a-Gent Escort Bureau as an apprentice gigolo, then progressed
from a small-town palais to the swank London ballroom of the Hotel Edacious is told
in revealing detail. The story reaches its climax when, through the good offices
of his friend Honners, Pook underwent a unique experience on the French Riviera in
the arms of Lady Angela Stenlawson, the well-known debutante and man-eater.
It’s all here, folks—what every son should tell his father.