Running an apartment house is the short cut to easy money in today’s world, so Pook
purchases a huge Victorian house and converts it to what he calls a vertical village
in order to bolster his ailing career as a writcr.
This formidable enterprise is backed by the beautiful Olga and Pook’s aggressive
little ally Honners—but there are snags even in the lettting game. Such as eccentric
lodgers and difficult clients. But the biggest snag of all for Pook is the sultry
siren Denise, a femme fatale who demands more than accommodation in return for the
rental. Much more. In fact, Pook’s marriage to Olga is threatened by Denise’s startling
new interpretation of the Landlord and Tenant’s Act.
Apart from being an extremely funny story of man’s struggle for survival in a woman’s
world, Pook’s Love-Nest is a veritable handbook of advice and practical help for
readers who are in any way interested in putting up that magic sign—VACANCIES.