Wodehouse and the melancholy beard

P.G.Wodehouse, creator of dapper drones like Bertie Wooster (who once wrote an article for Milady's Boudoir on 'What the What the Well-Dressed Man is Wearing') was not a beard lover. His leading men were clean shaven, taking to false beards only in times of crisis. Writing of his own experiences in a German internment camp during …

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Happy Birthday, P.G. Wodehouse

'P. G. Wodehouse was born on 15 October 1881, at 1 Vale Place, Epsom Road Guildford' begins Frances Donaldson in her 1982 Authorized Biography, summing the matter up rather neatly. The house in Surrey was not the Wodehouse home.The family lived in Hong Kong, where P.G.'s father Henry Wodehouse was a magistrate in the Colonial …

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New Wodehouse Releases

What ho, what ho, Plum lovers! I just wanted to share my excitement about some recent developments in the world of Wodehouse scholarship. 'For Love or Honour': an early Wodehouse story uncovered Those excellent people at the P.G.W. Globe Reclamation Project have been busy uncovering Wodehouse's early work published in the The Globe magazine. This …

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The Wodehouse trail: Birth

As an immigrant, rather than a tourist, my Wodehouse pilgrimage has to be managed in small stages, juggled alongside work, parenting and family commitments. Earlier this year I wangled a drive through Guildford, Surrey where P.G. Wodehouse was born. To my delight, I also discovered a few towns of interest in the surrounding area. It was …

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Introducting the Plumtopians

I have reblogged a few Wodehouse pieces in Plumtopia, which I like to think of as a little haven for like-minded readers.  This week's piece is an appetite-whetting encouragement to new readers from Zanyzigzag. It's also a great read for affirmed Plum lovers. Zanyzigzag's piece has special significance for me as I prepare to leave …

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