The ninth of Wodehouse's "Blandings" series is pretty much exactly what you would expect from the master of the light comic novel. Once again, we meet the mild and much put-upon pig fancier Lord Emsworth, as his 52-room ancestral abode is descended upon by all manner of family, pushy neighbors, mountebanks, and assorted hangers-on. The titular pelican is Lord Emsworth's younger brother Galahad, whose membership in London's Pelican Club propels him into all manner of misadventures, often involving various godsons. That's the case here, as one of these godsons prevails upon him to advance his case for marriage to the niece of another guest, an odious Duke. Galahad is also involved in a complicated scheme to swap a painting in the gallery before the Duke can sell it to a lovelorn American. The usual Wodehousian complications are unleashed on two sets of young lovers, and Galahad is prevailed upon to sort out all the imposters and guide events to a happy conclusion. As usual, an entirely enjoyable bit of fun.