In this sequel to An Auctioneer's Lot Philip is once again joined by his eccentirc boss Mr Rayer (he of the tin leg) and Windy (his name deriving from his unfortunate flatulence problem). Join Mr Serrell as he continues his training to be an auctioneer, and he continues to get into scrapes both professional and personal. There's the time when having found 5 complete antique dining chairs, he finds th 6th in pieces and puts it by the door of the house they are clearing, only to find later that Windy and his pal have just thrown the last leg into their bonfire. Then there's his personal life, a few disastrous dates with Rosemary Hall, nicknamed Albert for obvious reasons. The first 2 dates are a disaster but by the 3rd date things seem to be improving slightly, he only manages to run out of petrol this time, in the middle of a torrential downpour. Also Philip's dates with Albert are sometimes thwarted by Mr Rayer wanting to go out to see clients which he never rushes, mind you with the state of Mr Rayers driving they are lucky to get there and back in one piece. Mr Rayer has never been directly involved in an accident, this is because he never realises he has had one, he just carries on regardless leaving devastation and destruction behind. Throroughly enjoyed this book can,t wait for the next installment, where I hope to find out how he progresses with Albert Hall.