These comic stories are set during World War I and the period just after, when the genteel world of Edwardian England had changed beyond recognition. One of Yates' earliest books, it harks back to that more decorous, decadent time, and we encounter the madcap adventures of a group of well-to-do young people as they career across Europe from Madeira to Macedonia fighting heinous villains and solving mysteries.
Used availability for Dornford Yates's The Courts of Idleness
March 2001 : UK Paperback
August 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition