Wodehouse was born in and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one time had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction.
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Home Learning. Blandings Castle and Elsewhere : Blandings Castle. Description 'I love his writing, it's so clever and funny, so deft. For a start the Empress of Blandings, in the running for her first prize in the Fat Pigs Class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is off her food - and can only be coaxed back to the trough by a call in her own language. Then there is the feud with Head Gardener McAllister, aided by Clarence's sister, the terrifying Lady Constance, and the horrible prospect of the summer fete - twin problems solved by the arrival of a delightfully rebellious little girl from London.
But first of all there is the vexed matter of the custody of the pumpkin. Skipping an ocean and a continent, Wodehouse also treats us to some unputdownable stories of excess from the monstrous Golden Age of Hollywood.
Other books in this series. Uncle Fred in the Springtime P. Add to basket. Full Moon P. A Pelican at Blandings P. Pigs Have Wings P.
Something Fresh P. Blandings Castle and Elsewhere P. Service with a Smile P. The World of Blandings P. Review Text "Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already" show more. Review quote Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists -- Susan Hill The incomparable and timeless genius - perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and sizes!
Wodehouse book, it's possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day -- Marian Keyes It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him -- John Humphrys show more. About P. Wodehouse Pelham Grenville Wodehouse always known as 'Plum' wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over seventy-three years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language.
Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings.
His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler's Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club. In he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for 'having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world'.
He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine's Day. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
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Blandings Castle and Elsewhere : (Blandings Castle)
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? For a start the Empress of Blandings, in the running for her first prize in the Fat Pigs Class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is off her food - and can only be coaxed back to the trough by a call in her own language. Then there is the feud with Head Gardener McAllister, aided by Clarence's sister, the terrifying Lady Constance, and the horrible prospect of the summer fete - twin problems solved by the arrival of a delightfully rebellious little girl from London. But first of all there is the vexed matter of the custody of the pumpkin.
Ratings are out of four stars; comments are welcome. Mini-reviews of Wodehouse's Jeeves novels are also available. Jones, Baxter. Quite unpolished, with characters that lack personality; the regulars are also somewhat unformed.