Plum Puzzle: Leave it to Psmith Cryptogram

The widely reported outbreak of COVID-19 isolation-induced leisure time is making me dashed resentful. While others are working on first novels, starting podcasts, and creating art, I'm barely managing the demands of working and schooling from home -- and all the additional mess we're creating. Spare time for pondering on the topic of Plum is …

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The P.G. Wodehouse Book Club: An Invitation

If he elected to hide his pain under a bright smile and a laugh like that of a hyena with a more than usually keen sense of humour, our line was obviously to follow his lead.The Man With Two Left Feet & Other Stories In these trying times, good people are reaching out to support …

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Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse read by Jonathan Cecil

A lovely audiobook review from the Fiction Fan Blog:

“Forget the pasta and toilet roll – stockpile these in preparation for your social distancing. What better company could you possibly have?”

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Knotted locks and knitted socks…

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Bertie isn’t keen on visiting Steeple Bumpleigh, home to Aunt Agatha, the most terrifying of his aunts. But Jeeves is keen to do a spot of fishing and Uncle Percy needs Jeeves’ help in finding a way to pull off a big business deal, so Bertie gives in gracefully. After all, Aunt Agatha is off elsewhere on a visit, ex-fiancée Florence Craye can be no threat to his bachelorhood now that she’s engaged to D’Arcy “Stilton” Cheesewright, and while his young cousin Edwin is always a pestilence, how much harm could one Boy Scout possibly do? But when Florence and Stilton fall out over Stilton’s insistence on being the village policeman and Edwin burns down Bertie’s cottage whilst doing his daily act of kindness, things take a sinister turn. Meantime Uncle Percy is refusing to allow his ward Nobby Hopwood…

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The latest on Wodehouse: movie reviews, Slapstick festival & a Japanese stage adaptation

A Sunday triple-bill for Wodehouse fans. Jeeves and The Hollywood Way For Golden Age of Hollywood fans, the Grand Old Movies blog is well worth following, and this week they've added the pleasures of Wodehouse into the mix. 'Jeeves and The Hollywood Way' looks at the two Jeeves movies starring Arthur Treacher, Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) …

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Love in the Time of Wodehouse: Chiefly About Chickens

For some years now, I’ve been pushing the idea, aided and abetted by a gang of like-minded eggs, that Valentine’s Day should be commemorated as the anniversary of P.G. Wodehouse’s death in 1975. I’m a persistent sort of blighter, so here we are again in 2020. This year, I was curious to take a look …

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Sweetness and light – How seriously should we take Wodehouse? TLS Book Review

Eliza Easton has written a review -- Sweetness and light: How seriously should we take Wodehouse? -- of Paul Kent's 'Pelham Grenville Wodehouse Volume 1: This is Jolly Old Fame' and the latest Wodehouse compilation 'Above Average at Games' by Richard Kelly -- in the Times Literary Supplement. It's a 'must read' for Wodehouse fans. …

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A Centenary of Wodehouse in Silent Film

Four silent film adaptations of P.G. Wodehouse’s work mark their 100th anniversary in 2019, making this a fitting year to take a closer look at the Silent Films of P.G. Wodehouse. ‘…we're hoping to have more good news for you at any moment. The movie end.'It had never occurred to Cosmo that there was a …

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What’s on Your Wodehouse Wish list?

 "I don't mind telling you that, in the fullness of time, I believe this is going to spread a good deal of sweetness and light."P.G. Wodehouse ~ Strange Experiences Of An Artist's Model (in The Indiscretions of Archie) Around this time every year, I post a few suggestions for anyone looking to give the gift …

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New Wodehouse book: ‘This is jolly old Fame’ by Paul Kent hits the spot

It’s here we arrive at the main thrust of this Introduction: literary criticism – which is a significant branch of the Culture Industry – has thus far failed Wodehouse miserably; that is, when it has deigned to notice him. And this has long hindered a true appreciation of his achievements not just as a great …

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5 Books Published by P.G. Wodehouse on his Birthday

PG Wodehouse was born on this day, 15 October 1881, in Guildford England. I make no apology for mentioning it each year as an occasion to celebrate, because, as his latest biographer Paul Kent puts it: …his 100 or so books must represent one of the largest-ever bequests to human happiness by one man, at …

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