P.G. Wodehouse exhibition at The British Library

In 2016, I had the great privilege of visiting the home of P.G. Wodehouse’s grandson to see his extensive family collection of Wodehouse treasures, including drafts, completed manuscripts, letters, and Wodehouse's own reading library. As you might imagine, I was giddy with excitement throughout the visit. Highlights included Wodehouse's edition of Shakespeare’s complete works (which …

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A Visit to the Wodehouse family archives

On a beautiful autumn day, I left London’s Victoria Station for the glorious Sussex countryside to visit the home of Sir Edward Cazalet, P.G. Wodehouse’s step-grandson. I had met Edward and his wife Camilla, Lady Cazalet, in London during the summer, and they generously invited me to visit their home to view the family's archive …

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Souffles and spades

'You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendor.' Stephen Fry Most Wodehouse readers will be familiar with this quotation, printed on thousands of new editions, and quoted ad nauseam by reviewers and fans alike. Unfortunately it is sometimes bandied about to support the argument that Wodehouse and his work …

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Cover Story: 5 people share their ideas about Classic Novels they’ve never read

I wrote this a few years ago at my personal blog, which I am now decommissioning. I thought I'd save this piece to share here with fellow Wodehouse lovers. This week, I enjoyed a piece called 'Judging a Book by Its Cover: A 6-year-old guesses what classic novels are all about. It inspired me to …

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Plum! by the Inimitable P G Bhaskar

Plum! Comfort food for readers by P G Bhaskar Bhaskar is the author of Jack Patel's Dubai Dreams (Penguin (I)) and Jack is back in Corporate Carnival (Harper Collins (I))' P G Wodehouse is known to have said that he started turning out the stuff from the age of five. Before that, he has confessed …

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In Search of Plumtopia

What Ho! I have started this blog as part of a lifelong quest for Utopia. Unfortunately, the quest hasn't been going so well, ever since I took that wrong turn at Bass Strait. Tasmania is pretty in places, but I don't fit in here. I feel much as Alice anticipated she might upon reaching the …

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