P. G. Wodehouse - Author

About the Author

The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 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 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

Featured books by P. G. Wodehouse

Jeeves and the Yuletide Spirit and Other Stories

Jeeves and the Yuletide Spirit and Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

A baker's dozen of P.G. Wodehouse's finest short stories.Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from 'the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness'. Julian Fellowes brings together a baker's dozen of P. G. Wodehouse's finest short stories. This beautiful edition includes tales related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of the Angler's Rest; the Oldest Member at the Golf Club; the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge and, of course, the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. Features: Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit (Very Good, Jeeves); One Touch of Nature (The Man With Two Left Feet); The Ordeal of Young Tuppy (Very Good, Jeeves); Ukridge's Dog College (Ukridge); The Story of William (Meet Mr Mulliner); Uncle Fred Flits By (Young Men in Spats); How's That, Umpire (Nothing Serious); Honeysuckle Cottage (Meet Mr Mulliner); The Spot of Art (Very Good, Jeeves); The Heel o Achilles (The Clicking of Cuthbert); Indian Summer of an Uncle (Very Good, Jeeves); Romance at Droitgate Spa (Eggs, Beans and Crumpets); and Sundered Hearts (The Clicking of Cuthbert).

Other books by P. G. Wodehouse

Highballs for Breakfast

Highballs for Breakfast

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2018

'A splendid anthology' The Times No writer knew better than PG Wodehouse how a drink can lift the spirits - and he was a master at the high comic effects of having a few too many. Highballs for Breakfast is a handpicked selection of wit, wisdom and comic moments from Wodehouse's work that involve getting pickled or plastered, or lathered or sozzled, and getting in and out of all manner of scrapes. If some great writers dwelled on the darker side of drinking, Wodehouse was concerned with the pure pleasure to be had from `the magic bottle' and getting outside of the contents of a tall glass. His imperishable writing displays a well-turned appreciation for all kinds of booze - cocktails, champagne, port, whiskey and brandy (with soda, of course); but also the humble pint, and even the infamous poteen. This sparkling collection captures Wodehouse at his best on being terribly thirsty, or drowning one's sorrows, or knocking one back for Dutch courage. It finds him celebrating the special atmospheres of the English country pub and the Manhattan barroom. And it shows him to be exceptionally good on hangovers, but equally so on hangover cures, such as the legendary pick-me-ups prepared for Bertie Wooster by the dependable Jeeves. For all lovers of a laugh and a drink, Highballs for Breakfast is a tonic, a bracer, and a tissue-restorer.

Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

`The Funniest writer ever to put words on paper' Hugh Laurie `I mean, if you're asking a fellow to come out of a room so that you can dismember him with a carving knife, it's absurd to tack a 'sir' on to every sentence. The two things don't go together.' The odds are stacked against Chuffy when he falls head over heels for American heiress Pauline Stoker. Who better to help him win her over but Jeeves, the perfect gentleman's gentleman. But when Bertie, Pauline's ex-fiance finds himself caught up in the fray, much to his consternation, even Jeeves struggles to get Chuffy his fairy-tale ending. `The ultimate in comfort reading. For as long as I'm immersed in a P.G. 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

Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

`P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century' Sebastian Faulks `Jeeves, I'm engaged.' `I hope you will be very happy, sir.' `Don't be an ass. I'm engaged to Miss Bassett.' Bertie is feeling most put out when he finds that his friend Gussie is seeking relationship advice from Jeeves. Meanwhile Aunt Dahlia has asked Bertie to present awards at a school prize-giving ceremony. In a stroke of genius, Bertie realises he can kill two birds with one stone, palming off his prize-giving duties to Gussie by assuring him that the object of his affections will be there. Several terrible misunderstandings later and facing chaos, Bertie turns, yet again, to Jeeves who swiftly and ingeniously saves the day. `Sublime comic genius' Ben Elton

The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves & Wooster)

The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

`To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language' Ben Schott `There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, Do trousers matter? ' `The mood will pass, sir.' Aunt Dahlia has tasked Bertie with purloining an antique cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. In order to do so, Jeeves hatches a scheme whereby Bertie must charm the droopy and altogether unappealing Madeline and face the wrath of would-be dictator Roderick Spode. Though the prospect fills him with dread, when duty calls, Bertie will answer, for Aunt Dahlia will not be denied. In a plot that swiftly becomes rife with mishaps, it is Jeeves who must extract his master from trouble. Again. `To have one of his books in your hand is to possess, by way of a pill, that which can relieve anxiety, rageiness, or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour. Paper has rarely been put to better use than printing Wodehouse' Caitlin Moran

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/06/2018

`P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection' Julian Fellowes `Jeeves, of course, is a gentleman's gentleman, not a butler, but if the call comes, he can buttle with the best of them.' Bertie's friend `Stinker Pinker' needs his help. But helping his friend means venturing back into the dreaded Totleigh Towers and facing Sir Watkyn Bassett, his ghastly daughter Madeline and would-be dictator Roderick Spode once more. Despite having sworn never to set foot in there again, Bertie, true to form, answers the call of friendship. But even the best laid plans can go awry and, as usual, the only one who can set this frightful adventure straight is Jeeves. `A comic master' David Walliams

Pothunters

Pothunters

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

When someone breaks into the cricket pavilion and steals two silver cups, the whole school is agog. Could it possibly be an inside job? Nothing less than the honour of St Austin's is at stake, not to mention the reputation of Jim Thomson, an excellent athlete with a talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.In this charming novel of school life, the first book he published, Wodehouse demonstrates right away a talent for story telling and characterisation, not to mention a sharp ear for the inflections of schoolboy speech, still recognisable after more than a century. But what marks the story out from others of the same sort are the many humorous touches which hint at a master of comedy in the making.

Prince and Betty

Prince and Betty

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

On the contrary, it is, very much. I happen to have some self-respect. I've only just found it out, it's true, but it's there all right. I don't want to be a prince--take it from me, it's a much overrated profession--but if I've got to be one, I'll specialize. I won't combine it with being a bunco steerer on the side. As long as I am on the throne, this high-toned crap-shooting will continue a back number.

Three Men and a Maid

Three Men and a Maid

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

The maid of the title is red-haired, dog-loving Wilhelmina "e;Billie"e; Bennet, and the three men are Bream Mortimer, a long-time friend and admirer of Billie, Eustace Hignett, a lily-livered poet who is engaged to Billie at the opening of the tale, and Sam Marlowe, Eustace's dashing cousin, who falls for Billie at first sight. All four find themselves on an ocean liner headed for England together, along with a capable young woman called Jane Hubbard who is smitten with Eustace, and typically Wodehousian romantic shenanigans ensue.

Gold Bat

Gold Bat

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2018

All of which, being interpreted, meant that the first match of the Easter term had just come to an end, and that those of the team who, being day boys, changed over at the pavilion, instead of performing the operation at leisure and in comfort, as did the members of houses, were discussing the vital question - -who was to have first bath? The Field Sports Committee at Wrykyn - -that is, at the school which stood some half-mile outside that town and took its name from it - -were not lavish in their expenditure as regarded the changing accommodation in the pavilion. Letters appeared in every second number of the Wrykinian, some short, others long, some from members of the school, others from Old Boys, all protesting against the condition of the first, second, and third fifteen dressing-rooms. 'Indignant"e; would inquire acidly, in half a page of small type, if the editor happened to be aware that there was no hair-brush in the second room, and only half a comb. 'Disgusted O. W."e; would remark that when he came down with the Wandering Zephyrs to play against the third fifteen, the water supply had suddenly and mysteriously failed, and the W.Z.'s had been obliged to go home as they were, in a state of primeval grime, and he thought that this was 'a very bad thing in a school of over six hundred boys,"e; though what the number of boys had to do with the fact that there was no water he omitted to explain. The editor would express his regret in brackets, and things would go on as before.

Intrusion of Jimmy

Intrusion of Jimmy

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2018

The action begins with playboy bachelor Jimmy Pitt in New York; having fallen in love on a transatlantic liner, he befriends a small-time burglar and breaks into a police captain's house as a result of a bet. The cast of characters head to England, and from there on it's a typically Wodehousian romantic farce, set at the stately Dreever Castle, overflowing with imposters, detectives, crooks, scheming lovers and conniving aunts.

Coming of Bill

Coming of Bill

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Coming of Bill (1920) is the nearest Wodehouse ever came to a serious novel, although the influence of the musical comedies he was writing at the time is never far away. Bill is the child of Ruth, a spoilt heiress, and Kirk, an impecunious artist of perfect physique. Their marriage has been arranged by Ruth's aunt, a believer in eugenics who then takes charge of the baby. The story, set entirely in New York and Connecticut, concerns the young couple's campaign to retrieve their child from the overbearing Mrs Porter and establish a normal family life. They are eventually successful, but only after a series of comic mishaps in a story which features a galaxy of vintage Wodehouse characters, including the bossy aunt, a tetchy millionaire, a good-natured ex-boxer and an orotund English butler.

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2018

Jimmy Crocker has a scandalous reputation on both sides of the Atlantic and must do an about-face to win back the woman of his dreams. P.G. Wodehouse establishes himself as one of the greatest writers of his generation!

Tales of St. Austin's

Tales of St. Austin's

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2018

Tales of St. Austin's is a collection of short stories and essays, all with a school theme, by P. G. Wodehouse. It was first published on 10 November 1903 by Adam & Charles Black, London, all except one item having previously appeared in the schoolboy magazines, The Captain and Public School Magazine. The stories are set in the fictional public school of St. Austin's, which was also the setting for The Pothunters (1902); they revolve around cricket, rugby, petty gambling and other boyish escapades.

Love Among the Chickens

Love Among the Chickens

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2018

Written when he was 25, Love Among the Chickens launched P.G. Wodehouse's career as a novelist and introduced the world to Ukridge, one of his most extraordinary inventions. Robert McCrum's introduction shows how this fascinating early book holds within it so many of the themes which Wodehouse was to make his own.

Prefect's Uncle

Prefect's Uncle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

Marriott walked into the senior day-room and finding no one there hurled his portmanteau down on the table with a bang. The noise brought William into the room. William was attached to Leicester's House Beckford College as a mixture of butler and bootboy.

Wodehouse Miscellany

Wodehouse Miscellany

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2018

A collection of wonderful articles, poems, and stories by that master of comedy and complications, P. G. Wodehouse, the author of My Man Jeeves. Includes "e;Some Aspects of Game-Captaincy,"e; "e;An Unfinished Collection,"e; "e;The New Advertising,"e; "e;The Secret Pleasures of Reginald,"e; "e;My Battle with Drink,"e; "e;In Defense of Astigmatism,"e; "e;Jeeves Takes Charge,"e; and much more...

Clicking of Cuthbert

Clicking of Cuthbert

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 14/05/2018

Who but P.G. Wodehouse could have extracted high comedy from the most noble and ancient game of golf? And who else could have combined this comedy with a real appreciation of the game, drawn from personal experience? Wodehouse's brilliant but human brand of humor is perfectly suited to these stories of love, rivalry, revenge, and fulfillment on the links. While the Oldest Member sits inside the clubhouse quoting Marcus Aurelius on patience and wisdom, outside on the green the strongest human passions burn. All human life is here, from Sandy McHoots, the cocky professional, to shy Ramsden Waters, whose only consolation is golf. Even golf-haters will not be able to resists stories which perfectly combine physical farce and verbal with a gallery of unforgettable characters.

Psmith, Journalist

Psmith, Journalist

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2018

The story begins with Psmith accompanying his fellow Cambridge student Mike to New York on a cricketing tour. Through high spirits and force of personality, Psmith takes charge of a minor periodical, and becomes imbroiled in a scandal involving slum landlords, boxers and gangsters - the story displays a strong social conscience, rare in Wodehouse's generally light-hearted works.

Wodehouse Collection #1 Ten Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #1 Ten Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: The Adventures of Sally, The Clicking of Cuthbert, The Coming of Bill, A Damsel in Distress, Death at the Excelsior and Other Stories, The Gem Collector, The Girl on the Boat, The Gold Bat, The Head of Kay's, and The Intrusion of Jimmy. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Collection #2 Ten Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #2 Ten Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: Indiscretions of Archie, Jill the Reckless, The Little Nugget, The Little Warrior, Love Among the Chickens, A Man of Means, The Man UPstairs and Other Stories, The Man with Two Left Feet, Mike and Psmith, and Mike a Public School Story. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Collection #3 Ten Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #3 Ten Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: My Man Jeeves, Not George Washington, Picadilly Jim, The Politeness of Princes and Other School Stories, The Pothunters, A Prefect's Uncle, The Prince and Betty, Psmith in the City, Psmith Journalist, and Right Ho Jeeves. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Collection #4 Seven Books in a Single File

Wodehouse Collection #4 Seven Books in a Single File

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection includes: Something New, The Swoop, Tales of St. Austin's, Three Men and a Maid, The White Feather, and A Wodehouse Miscellany.According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Wodehouse Miscellany Articles and Stories

Wodehouse Miscellany Articles and Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This collection of articles, poems, and stories includes: Some Aspects of Game-Captaincy, An Unfinished Collection, The New Advertising, the Secret Pleasures of Reginald, My Battle with Drink, In Defense of Astigmatism, Photographers and Me, A Plea for Indoor Golf, The Alarming Spread of Poetry, My Life as a Dramatic Critic, The Agonies of Writing a Musical Comedy, On the Writing of Lyrics, The Past Theatrical Season, Damon and Pythias, The Hounted Tram, When Papa Swore in Hindustani; Tom, Dick, and Harry; Jeeves Takes Charge, and Disentangling Old Duggie. According to Wikipedia: "e;Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English writer whose body of work includes novels, collections of short stories, and musical theatre. Wodehouse enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and his prolific writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and by modern writers such as Stephen Fry, Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Terry Pratchett. Journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens commented, "e;there is not, and never will be, anything to touch him."e; Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of 15 plays and of 250 lyrics for some 30 musical comedies, many of them produced in collaboration with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton. He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes (1934), wrote the lyrics for the hit song "e;Bill"e; in Kern's Show Boat (1927), wrote lyrics to Sigmund Romberg's music for the Gershwin - Romberg musical Rosalie (1928), and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers (1928)."e;

Prefect's Uncle

Prefect's Uncle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2018

A Prefect's Uncle is an early novel by P.G. Wodehouse, one of his school stories for children. The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "e;Beckford College"e;, a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "e;Bishop"e; Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes a personal servant to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.

Something New

Something New

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

Ashe was reading listlessly down the column when, from the mass of advertisements, one of an unusual sort detached itself. WANTED: Young Man of good appearance, who is poor and reckless, to undertake a delicate and dangerous enterprise. Good pay for the right man. Apply between the hours of ten and twelve at offices of Mainprice, Mainprice & Boole, 3 Denvers Street, Strand. Ashe, an adventurer at heart, was also uncommonly lazy. As it was, however, he could make an immediate start. It was with fine fervor animating him that he entered the gloomy offices of Mainprice, Mainprice & Boole. His brain was afire and he felt ready for anything.

Man of Means

Man of Means

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 30/01/2018

A Man of Means is a collection of six short stories written in collaboration by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill. The stories first appeared in the United Kingdom in the Strand in 1914, and in the United States in Pictorial Review in 1916. They were later published in book form in the UK by Porpoise Books in 1991; the collection was released on Project Gutenberg in 2003. The stories all star Roland Bleke, a young man for whom financial success is always a mixed blessing. The plots follow on from each other, sometimes directly, and occasionally refer back to past events in Bleke's meteoric career.

Death at the Excelsior

Death at the Excelsior

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2017

Death at the Excelsior and Others is a posthumously published compilation of short stories by Wodehouse, including: Death at the Excelsior, Misunderstood, The Best Sauce, Jeeves and the Chump Cyril, and others.

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

My Man Jeeves is a work by P. G. Wodehouse now brought to you in this new audiobook edition of the timeless classic.Bertram Wooster is an English gentleman living in New York, who seems to get himself into all sorts of jams. Its up to his manservant Jeeves to come up with the plan to save the day from unpleasant houseguests, stingy uncles, broken hearts, and hard-partying aunts.My Man Jeeves is sure to please anyone with a taste for pithy buffoonery, moronic misunderstandings, gaffes, and aristocratic slapstick.

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 29/11/2017

Whether you already know P.G. Wodehouses other works or you are just looking for a great, entertaining, funny read, Right Ho, Jeeves is certainly what you need. Rated as the best comic book by an English writer, Right Ho, Jeeves is masterfully written - just sit down to listen to it and you will surely have a wonderful time. Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new audiobook edition.

Man of Means

Man of Means

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2017

Six early (1914) shorts, written in collaboration with C.H. Bovill:- The Episode of the Landlady's Daughter / The Landlady's Daughter- The Episode of the Financial Napoleon / The Bolt from the Blue- The Episode of the Theatrical Venture- The Episode of the Live Weekly- The Episode of the Exiled Monarch / The Diverting Episode of the Exiled Monarch- The Episode of the Hired Past"e;

The Amazing Hat Mystery (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

The Amazing Hat Mystery (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

'Wodehouse is a tonic' - New Yorker. A Wodehouse pick-me-up that'll lift your spirits, whatever your mood. Cheaper and more effective than Valium'.* Offers `relief from anxiety, raginess or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour'.* `Read when you're well and when you're poorly; when you're travelling, and when you're not; when you're feeling clever, and when you're feeling utterly dim.'* Whatever your mood, P. G. Wodehouse, widely acknowledged to be `the best English comic novelist of the century'*, is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Why? Because `Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.'* How? `You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.'* *Olivia Williams *Caitlin Moran *Lynne Truss *Sebastian Faulks *Evelyn Waugh *Stephen Fry Meet the Young Men in Spats - all members of the Drones Club, all crossed in love and all busy betting their sometimes non-existent fortunes on unlikely outcomes - that's when they're not recovering from driving their sports cars through, rather than round, Marble Arch. These wonderful comic short stories are the essence of innocent fun. Here, you'll encounter some of Wodehouse's favourite characters - and, in 'The Amazing Hat Mystery', one of his favourite stories. Contents: - The Amazing Hat Mystery - Uncle Fred Flits By - Trouble Down at Tudsleigh

Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

Mulliner's Buck-U-Uppo (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

'Wodehouse is a tonic' - New Yorker. A Wodehouse pick-me-up that'll lift your spirits, whatever your mood. `Cheaper and more effective than Valium'.* Offers `relief from anxiety, raginess or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour'.* `Read when you're well and when you're poorly; when you're travelling, and when you're not; when you're feeling clever, and when you're feeling utterly dim.'* Whatever your mood, P. G. Wodehouse, widely acknowledged to be `the best English comic novelist of the century'*, is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Why? Because `Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.'* How? `You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.'* *Olivia Williams *Caitlin Moran *Lynne Truss *Sebastian Faulks *Evelyn Waugh *Stephen Fry In the Angler's Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse's greatest raconteurs. Mr Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behaviour of his far-flung family: there's Cyril, the timid interior designer, who finds himself drunkenly playing 'this little piggy' with his beloved's formidable and angry mother's toes - how can that possibly end well?! And then there's Wilfred, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance... Add one of the best Jeeves and Wooster stories and you've got a medley of Wodehouse delights in which lunacy and comic exuberance reign supreme. Contents: - Mulliner's Buck-u-uppo - The Spot of Art - Strychnine in the Soup

The Smile that Wins (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

The Smile that Wins (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

'Wodehouse is a tonic' - New Yorker. A Wodehouse pick-me-up that'll lift your spirits, whatever your mood. `Cheaper and more effective than Valium'.* Offers `relief from anxiety, raginess or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour'.* `Read when you're well and when you're poorly; when you're travelling, and when you're not; when you're feeling clever, and when you're feeling utterly dim.'* Whatever your mood, P. G. Wodehouse, widely acknowledged to be `the best English comic novelist of the century'*, is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Why? Because `Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.'* How? `You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.'* *Olivia Williams *Caitlin Moran *Lynne Truss *Sebastian Faulks *Evelyn Waugh *Stephen Fry This collection contains two of the best Jeeves stories, in which the gentleman's gentleman endeavours to smooth over Bertie Wooster's relentless haplessness. Add in the story of a private detective who can make the guilty confess simply by smiling at them, told by one of Wodehouse's greatest raconteurs, and you've got an assortment of Wodehouse delights in which lunacy and comic exuberance reign supreme. Contents: - The Smile that Wins - Jeeves and the Song of Songs - The Great Sermon Handicap

Goodbye to All Cats (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

Goodbye to All Cats (Wodehouse Pick-Me-Up)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

'Wodehouse is a tonic' - New Yorker. A Wodehouse pick-me-up that'll lift your spirits, whatever your mood. Cheaper and more effective than Valium'.* Offers `relief from anxiety, raginess or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour'.* `Read when you're well and when you're poorly; when you're travelling, and when you're not; when you're feeling clever, and when you're feeling utterly dim.'* Whatever your mood, P. G. Wodehouse, widely acknowledged to be `the best English comic novelist of the century'*, is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Why? Because `Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in.'* How? `You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.'* *Olivia Williams *Caitlin Moran *Lynne Truss *Sebastian Faulks *Evelyn Waugh *Stephen Fry Ever on the lookout for a quick buck, a solid gold fortune, or at least a plausible little scrounge, the irrepressible Ukridge gives con men a bad name. Looking like an animated blob of mustard in his bright yellow raincoat, he invests time, passion and energy (but seldom actual cash) in a series of increasingly bizarre money-making schemes. Shares in an accident syndicate? Easily arranged. Finance for a dog college? It's yours. And if you throw in some cats, flying unexpectedly from windows, and a young man trying ever-more-desperately to impress the family of his latest love, you get a medley of Wodehouse delights in which lunacy and comic exuberance reign supreme. Contents: - Goodbye to All Cats - Ukridge's Dog College - Ukridge's Accident Syndicate

Psmith in the City

Psmith in the City

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2017

Mike's dream of studying and playing cricket at Cambridge are thwarted as his father runs into financial difficulties. Instead, Mike takes on the job of clerk at the ';New Asiatic Bank.' Luckily, school friend Psmith, with his boundless optimism and original views, soon joins his department, and together they endeavour to make the best of their new life in London.More classics at iBoo.com

Psmith in the City (Serapis Classics)

Psmith in the City (Serapis Classics)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 18/10/2017

Mike Jackson, cricketer and scion of a cricketing clan, finds his dreams of studying and playing at Cambridge upset by news of his father's financial troubles, and must instead take a job with the "e;New Asiatic Bank"e;. On arrival there, Mike finds his friend Psmith is also a new employee, and together they strive to make the best of their position, and perhaps squeeze in a little cricket from time to time.

Reggie and Joan

Reggie and Joan

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Long before P. G. Wodehouse dreamed up Bertie Wooster and his gentlemans gentleman Jeeves, he wrote humorous stories for British magazines featuring the adventurous young chap Reggie Pepper and the very sporting Joan Romney. In true Wodehouse fashion, Reggie and Joan cook up schemes, get their friends in and out of jams, and try to smooth the waters with their elders.

Damsel in Distress

Damsel in Distress

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2017

A Damsel in Distress is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It had previously been serialised in The Saturday Evening Post, between May and June that year. Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha. The story was made into a silent, black-and-white movie in 1919. In 1928 Wodehouse collaborated with Ian Hay in adapting the book for the stage: Hay, Wodehouse and A. A. Milne invested in the production, about which Wodehouse said "e;I don't think we shall lose our money, as Ian has done an awfully good job."e; The play, which opened at the New Theatre, London, on 13 August 1928, had a successful run of 234 performances. Wodehouse was involved in adapting the novel as a musical in 1937. A Damsel in Distress is a 1937 English-themed Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen. With a screenplay by P. G. Wodehouse, loosely based on his novel of the same name, music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, it is directed by George Stevens.

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2017

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters (some of whom it introduces), and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia. It was first published in the United Kingdom on 5 October 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on 15 October 1934 by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, under the title Brinkley Manor. Before being published as a book, it had been sold to the Saturday Evening Post, in which it appeared in serial form from 23 December 1933 to 27 January 1934, and in England in the Grand Magazine from April to September 1934. Wodehouse had already started planning this sequel while working on Thank You, Jeeves. Sections of the story were adapted into episodes of the ITV series Jeeves and Wooster. Bertie returns to London from several weeks in Cannes spent in the company of his Aunt Dahlia Travers and her daughter Angela. In Bertie's absence, Jeeves has been advising Bertie's old school friend, Gussie Fink-Nottle, who is in love with a goofy, sentimental, whimsical, childish girl named Madeline Bassett. Gussie, a shy teetotaler with a passion for newts and a face like a fish, is too timid to speak to her. Bertie is annoyed that his friends consider Jeeves more intelligent than Bertie, and he takes Gussie's case in hand, ordering Jeeves not to offer any more advice. Madeline, a friend of Bertie's cousin Angela, is staying at Brinkley Court (country seat of Aunt Dahlia and Uncle Tom). Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie come to Brinkley Court to make a speech and present the school prizes to students at the local grammar school, which he considers a fearsome task.

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

My Man Jeeves is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse. Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, while the others concern Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster. Although the book was not published in the United States, all the stories had appeared there, mostly in The Saturday Evening Post or Collier's Weekly, and in the Strand in the UK, prior to the publication of the UK book. Several appeared later in rewritten form in Carry on, Jeeves (1925), such as "e;Helping Freddie"e;, which in its later incarnation was called "e;Fixing It for Freddie"e; and featured Jeeves and Wooster. The other Reggie Pepper stories were included in the U.S. version of The Man with Two Left Feet (1917). Jeeves and Wooster had first appeared in the short story "e;Extricating Young Gussie"e;, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1915, and was included in The Man with Two Left Feet.

Highballs for Breakfast

Highballs for Breakfast

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2016

'A splendid anthology' The Times No writer knew better than PG Wodehouse how a drink can lift the spirits - and he was a master at the high comic effects of having a few too many. Highballs for Breakfast is a handpicked selection of wit, wisdom and comic moments from Wodehouse's work that involve getting pickled or plastered, or lathered or sozzled, and getting in and out of all manner of scrapes. If some great writers dwelled on the darker side of drinking, Wodehouse was concerned with the pure pleasure to be had from `the magic bottle' and getting outside of the contents of a tall glass. His imperishable writing displays a well-turned appreciation for all kinds of booze - cocktails, champagne, port, whiskey and brandy (with soda, of course); but also the humble pint, and even the infamous poteen. This sparkling collection captures Wodehouse at his best on being terribly thirsty, or drowning one's sorrows, or knocking one back for Dutch courage. It finds him celebrating the special atmospheres of the English country pub and the Manhattan barroom. And it shows him to be exceptionally good on hangovers, but equally so on hangover cures, such as the legendary pick-me-ups prepared for Bertie Wooster by the dependable Jeeves. For all lovers of a laugh and a drink, Highballs for Breakfast is a tonic, a bracer, and a tissue-restorer.

Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories

Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

`Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?' `Certainly one does. I am all for it.' Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from `the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker's dozen of P. G. Wodehouse's finest short stories. `A comic master' David Walliams `A cavalcade of perfect joy' Caitlin Moran

Expecting Jeeves

Expecting Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2016

Something New

Something New

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2016

Young neighbours and fellow-writers Ashe Marson and Joan Valentine, newly met and both in need of a change of direction, find themselves drawn down to Blandings, for various reasons attempting to retrieve a scarab belonging to an American millionaire, absent-mindedly purloined by Lord Emsworth. Once within the Castle's idyllic walls, despite impersonating servants, romance cannot help but blossom; meanwhile, Freddie Threepwood, engaged to the millionaire's daughter, is worried about some incriminating letters....

Much Obliged, Jeeves

Much Obliged, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

On doctor's orders, Bertie Wooster retires to sample the bucolic delights of Maiden Eggesford. But his idyll is rudely shattered by Aunt Dahlia who wants him to nobble a racehorse. Similar blots on Bertie's horizon come in the shape of Major Plank, the African explorer, Vanessa Cook, proud beauty and "e;molder of men,"e; and Orlo Porter who seems to have nothing else to do but think of sundering Bertie's head from his body.

Cocktail Time

Cocktail Time

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

Eggs, Beans, and Crumpets

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

These wonderfully funny short stories feature a cast of outrageous characters, all plotting to save themselves from wedlock, poverty, or ignominy-with various degrees of success. This recording includes the following stories: "e;All's Well with Bingo,"e; "e;Bingo and the Peke Crisis,"e; "e;The Editor Regrets,"e; "e;Sonny Boy,"e; "e;Anselm Gets His Chance,"e; "e;Romance at Droitgate Spa,"e; "e;A Bit of Luck for Mabel,"e; "e;Buttercup Day,"e; and "e;Ukridge and the Old Stepper."e;

Full Moon

Full Moon

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Despite marriage to a millionaire's daughter and success as a vice-president of Donaldson's, Inc., manufacturers of the world-famous Donaldson's Dog-Joy, Freddie Threepwood, Lord Emsworth's younger son, still goes in fear of his aunts when at Blandings Castle. Full Moon tells the story of how he faces them down while promoting the love of Bill Lister and Prudence Garland. A charming Blandings comedy with a full Wodehouse complement of aunts, pigs, millionaires, colonels, imposters, and dotty earls.

Galahad at Blandings

Galahad at Blandings

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Girl in Blue

Girl in Blue

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Young Jerry West has a few problems. His uncle Crispin is broke and employs a butler who isn't all he seems. His other uncle, Willoughby, is rich but won't hand over any of his inheritance. And to cap it all, although already engaged, Jerry has just fallen in love with the wonderful Jane Hunnicut, whom he's just met on jury service. But she's an heiress, and that's a problem too-because even if he can extricate himself from his grasping fiancee, Jerry can't be seen to be a gold digger. Enter "e;the Girl in Blue"e;-a Gainsborough miniature which someone has stolen from Uncle Willoughby. Jerry sets out on a mission to find her-and somehow, hilariously, everything comes right.

Jeeves in the Offing

Jeeves in the Offing

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Jeeves is on holiday in Herne Bay, and while he's away, the world caves in on Bertie Wooster. For a start, Bertie's astonished to read in the Times of his own engagement to the mercurial Bobbie Wickham. Then, at Brinkley Court, his Aunt Dahlia's establishment, he finds his awful former headmaster in attendance, ready to award the prizes at Market Snodsbury Grammar School. And finally the Brinkley butler turns out, for reasons of his own, to be Bertie's nemesis in disguise, the brain surgeon Sir Roderick Glossop. With all occasions informing against him, Bertie has to hightail it to Herne Bay to liberate Jeeves from his shrimping net. And after that, the fun really starts.

Pearls, Girls, and Monty Bodkin

Pearls, Girls, and Monty Bodkin

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

When Monty Bodkin returns home to England after a year in America, his absence has strengthened his resolve to claim the hand in marriage of his intended, the hockey-playing Gertrude Butterwick. However, his association with an overweight Hollywood movie mogul, his redoubtable wife, and even more formidable stepdaughter sets the scene for complications. Add to this potpourri the piquant seasonings of a third-rate private detective, a devious pair of confidence tricksters, and a string of pearls, and the course of true love certainly won't run smoothly for Monty.

Ring for Jeeves

Ring for Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2016

Bill (Lord) Rowcester was well and truly in the gumbo. With the benefit of hindsight he could see that setting himself up as a Silver Ring bookie might not have been his smartest move ever. Particularly when being down on his dibbs threatens his oncoming nuptials with the sterling Jill Wyvern. Lucky for Bill he had the land-lease of Jeeves. Lucky indeed that the fish-fed mastermind's formidable genius was at liberty to take a header into such teasers as borrowing the stellar Mrs. Spottsworth's pendent for an hour or three or overseeing the added ingredients of Abbey's Derby Dinner, to say nothing of his lordship's mauve pajamas.

Expecting Jeeves

Expecting Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2016

"e;Good Lord, Jeeves! Is there anything you don't know?"e;"e;I could not say, sir."e;That, in brief, is the essence of the relationship between aristocrat Bertie Wooster and his dryly superior valet, Jeeves. Originally published in The Strand magazine from 1918 to 1922 and later collected as The Inimitable Jeeves, these ten tales by comedic master P. G. Wodehouse abound in sparkling wit. "e;Scoring off Jeeves"e; recounts a lunch with Aunt Agatha ("e;A pretty frightful ordeal … Practically the nearest thing to being disemboweled."e;), who insists that Bertie propose to Honaria Glossop ("e;simply nothing more nor less than a pot of poison"e;), necessitating Jeeves' rescue of the perennial bachelor ("e;and according to my nearest and dearest, practically a half-witted bachelor at that"e;). Other stories include "e;The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace,"e; featuring Bertie's frolicsome cousins ("e;as innocuous as a pair of sprightly young tarantulas"e;); "e;Aunt Agatha Takes the Count,"e; involving our hero's formidable relative and her intrusion upon his vacation in the south of France; and "e;Comrade Bingo,"e; in which Bertie's school chum masquerades as a Bolshevist and Jeeves comes very near to being rattled.

Head of Kay's

Head of Kay's

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Set at the fictional school of Eckleton, the story centres upon the "e;house of Kay's"e;, the riotous boys therein, its tactless, unpopular master Mr Kay, and Fenn, the head boy.The story features practical jokes, fighting between the boys, burglaries, a mugging in the local village, politics amongst the houses of the school, a trip to an army-style camp, and plenty of cricket, rugby, and other school sports.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Prince and Betty

Prince and Betty

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The story tells of how unscrupulous millionaire Benjamin Scobell decides to build a casino on the small Mediterranean island of Mervo, dragging in the unwitting heir to the throne to help. Little does he know that his stepdaughter Betty has history with the young man John Maude, and his schemes lead to a rift between the newly reunited pair.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Coming of Bill

Coming of Bill

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel tells the story of Kirk Winfield, his wife Ruth, and their young son, Bill. Bill's upbringing is interfered with by Ruth's busybody aunt, Mrs. Lora Delane Porter, who is an author of books intended to uplift the public mind. Unlike most of Wodehouse's novels, it is not a comic novel.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Swoop! / or How Clarence Saved England / A Tale of the Great Invasion

Swoop! / or How Clarence Saved England / A Tale of the Great Invasion

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Swoop or How Clarence saved England"e; tells of the simultaneous invasion of England by several armies and is a comical satire on the then-popular genre of invasion literature.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Jill the Reckless

Jill the Reckless

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Jill The Reckless"e; is a comic novel by P. G. Wodehouse. The heroine here, Jill Mariner, is a young woman from the lower end of the upper class. We follow her through financial disaster, a broken engagement, an awkward stay with some grasping relatives, employment as a chorus girl, and of course, the finding of true love.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Gem Collector

Gem Collector

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

First appearing in serial form in the publication Ainslee's Magazine, P.G. Wodehouse's novella The Gem Collector follows the exploits of stylish man about town Jimmy Pitt, who falls in with a fast crowd and unintentionally turns to a life of crime.

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;My Man Jeeves"e; is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919 by George Newnes.Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, while the others concern Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Three Men and a Maid

Three Men and a Maid

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Three Men and a Maid"e; is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It first appeared in 1921 in England under the title "e;The Girl on the Boat"e;. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

White Feather

White Feather

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

When Sheen, a quiet and studious boy, finds himself facing a street brawl between boys of Wrykyn and those of St. Jude's, their sworn enemies, he slips away to safety to avoid the wrath of his masters. However, his cowardliness is noticed by his fellows, who send him to Coventry. In order to save his reputation, he must train secretly under boxing legend Joe Bevan. Can he overcome the many obstacles in his path, and restore the school's honour in the ring? (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Man with Two Left Feet, and Other Stories

Man with Two Left Feet, and Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories"e; is a collection of short stories by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975). It is a fairly miscellaneous collection - most of the stories concern relationships, sports and household pets, and do not feature any of Wodehouse's regular characters; one, however, Extricating Young Gussie, is notable for the first appearance in print of two of Wodehouse's best-known characters, Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster, and Bertie's fearsome Aunt Agatha. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Man Upstairs and Other Stories

Man Upstairs and Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Man Upstairs and Other Stories"e; is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 23 January 1914. It is a miscellaneous collection, not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters; most of the stories concern love and romance. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Gold Bat

Gold Bat

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Gold Bat"e; is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published on September 13, 1904. Set at the fictional public school of Wrykyn, the novel tells of how two boys, O'Hara and Moriarty, tar and feather a statue of the local M.P. as a prank. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Girl on the Boat

Girl on the Boat

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Girl on the Boat"e; is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse. It first appeared in 1921 as a serial in the Woman's Home Companion in the United States under the title "e;Three Men and a Maid"e;. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Clicking of Cuthbert

Clicking of Cuthbert

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Clicking of Cuthbert"e; is a collection of ten short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, all with a golfing theme. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Adventures of Sally

Adventures of Sally

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Sally Nicholas is a young, pretty, and popular American woman who lives in a boarding house in New York and works as a taxi dancer. Upon reaching her twenty-first birthday, she inherits a considerable fortune. Sally tries to adjust to her new life, but financial and romantic problems beset her until a happy ending ensues. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Something New

Something New

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel introduces Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle, whose home and family reappear in many of Wodehouse's later short stories and novels. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Bertie returns to London from several weeks in Cannes spent in the company of his Aunt Dahlia Travers and her daughter Angela. In Bertie's absence, Jeeves has been advising Bertie's old school friend, Gussie Fink-Nottle, who is in love with Madeline Bassett. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Psmith, Journalist

Psmith, Journalist

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The story begins with Psmith accompanying his fellow Cambridge student Mike to New York on a cricketing tour. Through high spirits and force of personality, Psmith takes charge of a minor periodical, and becomes embroiled in a scandal involving slum landlords, boxing and gangsters - the story displays a strong social conscience, rare in Wodehouse's generally light-hearted works. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Psmith in the City

Psmith in the City

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Mike Jackson, cricketer and scion of a cricketing clan, finds his dreams of studying and playing at Cambridge upset by news of his father's financial troubles, and must instead take a job with the "e;New Asiatic Bank"e;. On arrival there, Mike finds his friend Psmith is also a new employee, and together they strive to make the best of their position, and perhaps squeeze in a little cricket from time to time. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

William Tell Told Again

William Tell Told Again

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;William Tell Told Again"e; is a retelling of the William Tell legend in prose and verse, written by P. G. Wodehouse (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish, is hard-up for money. When he is unexpectedly bequeathed a million pounds by an American he once helped at golf, and furthermore learns that the millionaire left his niece and nephew only twenty pounds, he is uneasy. He endeavours to approach them (in then-rural Long Island) and see if he can fix up something, like giving them half the inheritance. He discovers that it can be difficult to give money away...(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Politeness of Princes / and Other School Stories

Politeness of Princes / and Other School Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Politeness of Princes and Other School Stories"e; is one of several short stories of P.G. Wodehose schoolbook series.

Tales of St. Austin's

Tales of St. Austin's

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Tales of St. Austin's is a collection of short stories and essays, all with a school theme, by P. G. Wodehouse.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Damsel in Distress

Damsel in Distress

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

Golf-loving American composer George Bevan falls in love with a mysterious young lady who takes refuge in his taxicab one day; when he tracks her down to a romantic rural manor, mistaken identity leads to all manner of brouhaha...(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Prefect's Uncle

Prefect's Uncle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The action of the novel takes place at the fictional "e;Beckford College"e;, a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "e;Bishop"e; Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes fag to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories

Death at the Excelsior And Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Death at the Excelsior and Other Stories"e; is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehose.

Man of Means

Man of Means

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;A Man of Means"e; is a collection of short stories written in collaboration by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Indiscretions of Archie

Indiscretions of Archie

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Indiscretions of Archie"e; is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom on 14 February 1921. The book was adapted from a series of short stories, originally serialised in the Strand in the United Kingdom between March 1920 and February 1921, and, all except one, in Cosmopolitan in the United States between May 1920 and February 1921. The stories were rewritten and reorganised to create a more flowing novel form. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Wodehouse Miscellany / Articles & Stories

Wodehouse Miscellany / Articles & Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;A Wodehouse Miscellany Articles & Stories"e; is a collection of short essays, stories and poems, all in P. G. Wodehouse's excellent style of wry humour. There is mention of Reggie Pepper, a Bertie Wooster precursor; and Bertie meeting Jeeves; and commentary with sly wit. Wodehouse wrote in an era with a slower pace. He was a genius in his own right.

Mike

Mike

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The first half of the story, found in Mike at Wrykyn, introduces Michael "e;Mike"e; Jackson. Mike is the youngest son of a renowned cricketing family. Mike's eldest brother Joe is a successful first-class player, while another brother, Bob, is on the verge of his school team. When Mike arrives at Wrykyn himself, his cricketing talent and love of adventure bring him success and trouble in equal measure. The second part, also known as Enter Psmith or Mike and Psmith, takes place two years later. Mike, due to take over as cricket captain at Wrykyn, is withdrawn from the school by his father and sent to a lesser school, called Sedleigh. On arrival at Sedleigh, he meets the eccentric Rupert Psmith, another new arrival from the superior school of Eton. Becoming fast friends, the two eschew cricket and indulge in all manner of high-jinks and adventures. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta (both previously encountered in "e;The Little Nugget"e;. Nesta has remarried, to the hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden remains spoilt and obnoxious. The story takes its title from the charismatic character of Jimmy Crocker, Nesta's nephew and a reforming playboy. 'Jim' is called upon to assist in the kidnapping of Ogden, amongst much confusion involving impostors, crooks, detectives, butlers, aunts etc. - all in the name of romance of course. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Mike and Psmith

Mike and Psmith

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever."e; --Douglas Adams "e;Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own."e; --Evelyn Waugh In this book we make our first acquaintance with R. Psmith, whose humorous speech and mannerisms combined with his genius for quickly solving his way out of a jam make him such a memorable character.

Not George Washington - an Autobiographical Novel

Not George Washington - an Autobiographical Novel

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;Not George Washington"e; is a semi-autobiographical novel by P. G. Wodehouse, Much of this book is a lightly fictionalised account of Wodehouse's early career as a writer and journalist in London. For example, from 1904 to 1909 Wodehouse edited the "e;By the Way"e; column for the now-defunct The Globe newspaper. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Little Warrior

Little Warrior

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

"e;The Little Warrior"e; was the US title of the British publication "e;Jill, The Reckless"e; by P. G. Wodehose. The heroine here, Jill Mariner, is a young woman from the lower end of the upper class. We follow her through financial disaster, a broken engagement, an awkward stay with some grasping relatives, employment as a chorus girl, and of course, the finding of true love. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Little Nugget

Little Nugget

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The "e;Little Nugget"e; of the title is one Ogden Ford, a spoilt, unpleasant child of overindulgent, wealthy parents; he is so dubbed due to his immense ransom value, being a prime target for kidnappers. The novel revolves around numerous schemes to kidnap the boy, for various ends. It is essentially a comic romance, whose hero, Peter Burns, leaves behind a comfortable lifestyle to become a master at the boy's school, thanks to his scheming fiancee, and finds the change of lifestyle invigorating.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Pothunters

Pothunters

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel follows the lives of several of the schoolboys as they study, take part in their school sports (particularly boxing and running), and enjoy tea in their studies. After the school's sports trophies ('pots' in contemporary slang) are stolen in a burglary, the boys, their masters, and the police join in the hunt for the 'pots'.(Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Intrusion of Jimmy

Intrusion of Jimmy

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The action begins with bachelor Jimmy Pitt in New York; having fallen in love on a transatlantic liner, he befriends a small-time burglar and breaks into a police captain's house as a result of a bet. The cast of characters head to England, and from there on it is a typically Wodehousean romantic story, set at the stately Dreever Castle, overflowing with impostors, detectives, crooks, scheming lovers and conniving aunts. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Love Among the Chickens

Love Among the Chickens

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 27/12/2015

The novel is narrated by Jeremy Garnet, an author and old friend of Ukridge. Seeing Ukridge for the first time in years, with a new wife in tow, Garnet finds himself dragged along on holiday to Ukridge's new chicken farm in Dorset. The novel intertwines Garnet's difficult wooing of a girl living nearby with the struggles of the farm, which are exacerbated by Ukridge's bizarre business ideas and methods. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Barmy in Wonderland

Barmy in Wonderland

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2015

One of P. G. Wodehouse's most enticing later works, Barmy in Wonderland is a gem of a novel from the master of social satire and comedy.Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps, known to his friends as Barmy, has made a poor decision. He has invested ten thousand dollars in a stage production that seems doomed from the start in order to be near the woman of his dreams-Miss Dinty Moore. Will he find true love, or merely lose a fortune?Featuring a cast of sharply drawn characters, from haughty film stars and monstrous producers to detestable critics and total divas, Barmy in Wonderland is a brilliant satire on life behind the curtains.

Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2015

William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish, is hard-up for money. When he is unexpectedly bequeathed a million pounds by an American he once helped at golf, and furthermore learns that the millionaire left his niece and nephew only twenty pounds, he is uneasy. He endeavors to approach them and see if he can fix up something, like giving them half the inheritance. He discovers that it can be difficult to give money away.

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse characters, and is mostly set at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's Aunt Dahlia. It was first published in the United Kingdom on October 5, 1934 by Herbert Jenkins, London, and in the United States on October 15, 1934 by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, under the title Brinkley Manor. Before being published as a book, it had been sold to the Saturday Evening Post, in which it appeared in serial form from December 23, 1933 to January 27, 1934, and in England in Grand Magazine from April to September 1934. Wodehouse had already started planning this sequel while working on Thank You, Jeeves.(Wikipedia)

White Feather

White Feather

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2015

After walking away from a fight and being branded a coward, a schoolboy seeks redemption in this great underdog story.

Three Men and a Maid

Three Men and a Maid

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 19/06/2015

Hi-jinks and fun ensue when three men and a woman find themselves together on an ocean liner sailing for England. When another woman enters the picture, we only know one thing: five is not divisible by two.

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

My Man Jeeves is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the UK in May 1919 by George Newnes. Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, while the others concern Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster.

Frozen Assets

Frozen Assets

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2015

The quintessential comedy master returns with another tale that will have you laughing out loud and yearning for more.For Edmund Biffen Christopher, life is about to be very good-assuming he can stay out of trouble. If he can avoid being arrested until his thirtieth birthday, he will inherit his godfather's millions. The trouble is, Biff has a certain proclivity for getting into fisticuffs ... particularly with policemen. And he's already nearing thirty.Adding to his troubles is Lord Tilbury, who wants the fortune for himself. If Tilbury can make Biff fall foul of the law, his wish will come true. True to form, Wodehouse will see to it that everyone gets what's coming to them, one way or another.

William Tell Told Again

William Tell Told Again

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2015

'William Tell Told Again' is a retelling of the William Tell legend in prose and verse. The main, prose element was written by P. G. Wodehouse, while the verses were written by John W. Houghton. A fun read for children of all ages, from 5 to 105.

Nothing Serious

Nothing Serious

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

Filled with faces old and new, this collection of stories from the master of humor promises pure entertainment for audiobook lovers everywhere.P. G. Wodehouse's famed collection of ten stories marks the reappearance of many old friends-who find themselves in delightfully absurd situations. In "e;How's That, Umpire?"e; a mutual hatred of cricket reunites two lovers. In "e;Birth of a Salesman,"e; Lord Emsworth has strayed from Blandings Castle to become an encyclopedia salesman for a day. "e;Success Story"e; tells of Ukridge's finest swindle yet-after which he finally emerges triumphant in the struggle against his fearsome aunt Julia. Other stories include "e;The Shadow Passes,"e; "e;Bramley Is So Bracing,"e; "e;Up from the Depths,"e; "e;Feet of Clay,"e; "e;Excelsior,"e; "e;Rodney Has a Relapse,"e; and "e;Tangled Hearts."e;

The Prince and Betty

The Prince and Betty

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2015

A classic musical comedy plot turned into a novel, The Prince and Betty is the story of a man who gives up everything for his girl. Fortunately, she chances to be the step-daughter of a millionaire. John Maude and Betty Silver are in love, but when John turns out to be heir to the principality of Mervo, a small Mediterranean island not a thousand miles from Monte Carlo, he finds himself ensnared in the establishment of a new casino on the island, much to his beloved's high-minded disgust. She leaves him and takes a job with an American family in London; he abandons his post to follow her. Eventually their misunderstandings are disentangled: the pair are reunited, betrothed and bound for a new life in the United States. And so it is that, in the process of telling their story, published early in his career, Wodehouse constructs the critique of Europe versus America, privilege versus enterprise, decadence versus adventure, which was to underpin many of his later tales.

Sunset At Blandings

Sunset At Blandings

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2015

In Wodehouse's final novel, unfinished at his death, the author returns to his favourite part of England for one last time. In a classic plot, Vicky Underwood is parted from her fiance, Jeff Bennison, which means that her uncle, Galahad Threepwood, has to engineer a complicated plot to bring them back together. Many old friends reappear to take their last bow: the Earl of Emsworth, Dame Daphne Winkworth, Beach the butler, the Empress of Blandings (Lord Emsworth's prize pig), Freddie Threepwood (his son), G. Ovens, innkeeper, and an array of the earl's formidable sisters. There may be trouble in the air, but at Blandings Castle it is always summer, always quiet and sunlit - and the powers of darkness are always ultimately defeated. Just how that defeat would have been brought about, had Wodehouse completed his story, is shown in the copious notes he made for it. These are included in this volume, together with commentary by Richard Usborne, Tony Ring and Norman Murphy.

Quick Service

Quick Service

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2015

This stand-alone novel is another fine example of the wonderful, zany humor of P. G. Wodehouse.Imperious American widow Beatrice Chavender is visiting her sister's country home near London when a most unfortunate thing happens: she takes a bite of inferior ham while having her breakfast. Soon everyone around her is suffering the consequences-her sister, her brother-in-law, the butler, poor Sally, Sally's fiance, and even Mrs. Chavender's ex-fiance, "e;Ham King"e; J. B. Duff.Don't miss this wild romp from the acknowledged master of British humor.

Louder & Funnier

Louder & Funnier

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2015

In these articles first produced for magazines and substantially rewritten for book publication, Wodehouse reveals his enduring brilliance as a comic writer of non-fiction. But the move out of fiction does not mean a move into unfamiliar territory: any reader of Wodehouse's stories will be familiar with the topics covered here which preoccupied him all his life, ranging from Shakespeare, Hollywood and musical comedy, to butlers, thrillers, ocean liners and income tax.

Money in the Bank

Money in the Bank

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 24/02/2015

George Uffenham, the eccentric sixth viscount of Uffenham, has just converted the family fortune into diamonds-and stashed them away in a secret hiding place. But as luck would have it, an unfortunate car accident soon thereafter causes him to forget the jewels' location. In order to recover the gems, he must let out his estate, Shipley Hall, to big game hunter Clarissa Cork and return posing as the butler, Cakebread. Thus disguised, he will have the opportunity to search all the rooms and reclaim his family pile!In typical Wodehouse fashion, Money in the Bank is a lively narrative full of witty banter, bumbling buffoons, and wild shenanigans.

Bill the Conqueror

Bill the Conqueror

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 20/01/2015

Sir George Pyke is quite disappointed in his son Roderick's business acumen. Roderick, unlike his old man, lacks the aggressive drive required of a business tycoon. So the elder Pyke resolves to marry him off to the sprightly Felicia, who has enough spark to manage any man and may just do him a world of good. All is going well until Bill West arrives from New York. Felicia recognizes in this strong, ambitious chap the man for whom she should forsake all others-but making their way to the altar may be easier said than done.This romantic comedy from master humorist P. G. Wodehouse is sure to delight, whether you're new to his work or a longtime fan.

Man With Two Left Feet

Man With Two Left Feet

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

From Bill the Bloodhound, to Wiltons Holiday, to Extricating Young Gussie, (in which we meet for the first time the resourceful Jeeves, his hapless master, Bertie Wooster, and Aunt Agatha), P. G. Wodehouses lighthearted short-story collection, The Man with Two Left Feet, reflects on miscellaneous topics ranging from life with pets, to sports, to everyday relationships.Comic writer P. G. Wodehouse is best known for his enduring characters, including Jeeves, Psmith, and Mr. Mulliner. A prolific short-story writer, many of the stories in The Man with Two Left Feet were previously published in periodicals such as The Saturday Evening Post, Red Book Magazine (Redbook), and McClures.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Over Seventy

Over Seventy

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

First published in 1956, this collection of articles covers Wodehouse's feelings on United States, his adopted homeland all collected into one edition. Features a collection of articles originally from Punch magazine as well as America, I Like You, all with Wodehouse's usual wit and personality.

The Luck Stone

The Luck Stone

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Originally published as a serial in Chums under the pseudonym of Basil Windham, The Luck Stone is thoroughly Wodehouse with his trademark sticky situations, quirky characters, sly humour and wit, and of course, his renowned prose. All written in the form of a letter to a friend, this dark and suspenseful plot will never fail to disappoint.

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 19/08/2014

"e;[Wodehouse was] the funniest writer ever to put words on paper"e; --Hugh Laurie "e;[Wodehouse was] the funniest writer ever to put words on paper"e; --Hugh Laurie ..................................

Not George Washington

Not George Washington

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

This early novel, written in collaboration with a friend, is a fascinating curiosity which suggests that Wodehouse might have become a very different, experimental sort of writer, had he continued to write in the same vein. Using multiple narrators, playing with literary stereotypes and identities, it tells the story of an aspiring young writer, James Orlebar Cloyster, prepared to do almost anything, first for success and then for gratification. By making Cloyster a mild, affable young man of the sort so familiar in his later novels, Wodehouse creates a comic disparity between the character's lofty professions of virtue and his unscrupulous behaviour. As the story progresses, we realise that he is not unusual: all the main characters are unscrupulous in one way or another, ready to cheat and lie in pursuit of their ends, hence the title of the book. Not George Washington contains many fine scenes, and Cloyster's narrative displays the calm mastery of story-telling Wodehouse had already made his own. If awkwardly executed, it is cleverly plotted, springing several surprises along the way. Clearly autobiographical in origin, it also invites readers to reflect on the nature of talent, fame, failure and success, villainy and honour - themes which continued to recur in the author's work for another sixty years.

Bring on the Girls

Bring on the Girls

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Despite an enormous solo output, P. G Wodehouse often co-operated with other writers, especially in the early stages of his career, exchanging or sharing plots, advising on problems and even writing books and stage-works together. Bring on the Girls is a characteristically mordant account of his work with Guy Bolton in musical comedy, which occupied much of Wodehouse's energy from his arrival in America and effectively made his reputation. This is a tactful book - there are no shocking revelations - but an extremely amusing one, with vivid portraits of such stars as Gertrude Lawrence and insights into febrile life behind the scenes.

Tales of Wrykyn And Elsewhere

Tales of Wrykyn And Elsewhere

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2014

The stories in this collection reflect Wodehouse's own happy schooldays at Dulwich College but they also do a good deal more. Although among his earliest attempts at fiction they give fascinating glimpses of a time when motor cars were novelties, schoolmasters wore mortar boards and gowns, and America was a rising power in the world. The best of them display the author's love of games and knack for neat plotting. In one, a resourceful teenaged heroine helps a truant schoolboy cricketer by marooning his credulous schoolmaster at the top of a church tower until the match is over. Another describes a boy escaping from the scene of his crime by a passing car, only to be caught out by a last-minute revelation. Several Sherlock Holmes parodies read as what they are - high-spirited experiments - but the longer stories delve deeper into character: together, they recreate a vanished world of school shops, fagging, Latin prep and hearty teas.

Jeeves Takes Charge & Extricating Young Gussie

Jeeves Takes Charge & Extricating Young Gussie

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Two great stories featuring the inimitable Jeeves! In "e;Jeeves Takes Charge,"e; the ubiquitous butler comes to the rescue of his new master, Bertie Wooster, from a fate worse than death, so they say. And in the second tale, "e;Extricating Young Gussie,"e; poor Bertie is summarily dispatched to New York by an overbearing aunt to extract his cousin from an amorous affair with a vaudeville artist. How absolutely dreadful!

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2014

Right Ho, Jeeves, perhaps one of the greatest comic novels in the English language, presents a complex case for Bertie Wooster. First of all, Bertie's gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, has passed a death sentence on Bertie's "e;tout ce qu'il est chic"e; white mess jacket. Then Gussie Fink-Nottle falls in love with Madeline Bassett, and Bertie's cousin Angela falls out of love with her fiance, offering a passable imitation of a woman scorned. And let's not forget the resignation of Anatole, the genius chef. Will Bertie prevail? Only with the help of Jeeves!

Jeeves & Wooster

Jeeves & Wooster

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/01/2014

Jeeves & Wooster - Most enjoyable characters ever invented! Bertie Wooster, a young gentleman with a distinctive blend of airy nonchalance and refined gormlessness , and Jeeves, his improbably well-informed and talented valet. Wooster is a bachelor, a minor aristocrat and member of the idle rich. He and his friends, who are mainly members of The Drones Club, are extricated from all manner of societal misadventures by the indispensable valet ( gentleman's personal gentleman ), Jeeves. The stories are set in the United Kingdom and the United States in the 1930s.

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2013

This Point Blank Classics edition includes the full original text as well as an easy to use interactive table of contents. My Man Jeeves is a collection of short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919 by George Newnes. Of the eight stories in the collection, half feature the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, while the others concern Reggie Pepper, an early prototype for Wooster. Although the book was not published in the United States, all the stories had appeared there, mostly in The Saturday Evening Post or Collier's Weekly, and in the Strand in the UK, prior to the publication of the UK book. Several appeared later in rewritten form in Carry on, Jeeves (1925), such as "e;Helping Freddie"e;, which in its later incarnation was called "e;Fixing It for Freddie"e; and featured Jeeves and Wooster. The other Reggie Pepper stories were included in the U.S. version of The Man with Two Left Feet (1917).Jeeves and Wooster had first appeared in the short story "e;Extricating Young Gussie"e;, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1915, and was included in The Man with Two Left Feet.

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2013

This Point Blank Classics edition includes the full original text and an easy to use interactive table of contents.

Jeeves & Wooster: The Collected Radio Dramas

Jeeves & Wooster: The Collected Radio Dramas

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/10/2013

Six acclaimed dramatisations starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers as Jeeves and Wooster. Also featuring Maurice Denham, Paul Eddington, David Jason, John Le Mesurier, Miriam Margolyes, Jonathan Cecil, Liza Goddard and Patrick Cargill. In The Inimitable Jeeves, Aunt Agatha is forcing Bertie to get engaged to the formidable Honoria Glossop. Can Jeeves save the day? In The Code of the Woosters, who would think that a silver cow-creamer could cause so much trouble? Uncle Tom wants it and Aunt Dahlia is blackmailing Bertie to steal it. Right Ho, Jeeves sees mayhem breaking out at Brinkley Court, but there are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves... In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle's engagement is on the rocks, and poor Bertie's next in line for the fair maiden's hand. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit finds Jeeves in for a few surprises when returns from his annual shrimping holiday in Bognor Regis. In Jeeves: Joy in the Morning, Steeple Bumphleigh is a village to be avoided for Bertie, as it contains the appalling Aunt Agatha. Still, there are good deeds to be done. 17 CDs. 17 hrs 35 mins.

The Swoop! & The Military Invasion of America

The Swoop! & The Military Invasion of America

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2013

Deep down in his heart the genuine Englishman has a rugged distaste for seeing his country invaded by a foreign army. People were asking themselves by what right these aliens had overrun British soil. An ever-growing feeling of annoyance had begun to lay hold of the nation. Clarence Chugwater is not a Boy Scout for nothing. It is summer 1909 and everyone is too interested in the Test Match to notice that England has been invaded by the Germans. And the Russians. And the Chinese. Not to mention a `boisterous band of the Young Turks', a mad Mullah, and a brace of North African pirates. The government has recently abolished the army so there is nothing to be done about it anyway, except give a masterly display of polite indifference. But this would be to reckon without patriotic Clarence, `Boy of Destiny', who alone is prepared to stand up to the foe, and who devises a highly unorthodox plan to restore his country to freedom... The Swoop! Or, How Clarence Saved England reprints the 33 black and white drawings by C. Harrison that accompanied the first edition. It is supplemented by The Military Invasion of America, in which Clarence's story is humorously transplanted across the Atlantic.

Kid Brady Stories & A Man of Means

Kid Brady Stories & A Man of Means

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2013

This volume reprints two of Wodehouse's earliest books which take the form of story sequences linked by a central character, a technique he used many times thereafter. Delightful in themselves, they are interesting chiefly as windows on a great writer's early evolution. In The Man of Means, he looks forward to Bertie Wooster and Ukridge, but also back to his Victorian models, in a fantastic tale of the little man struggling with fate. When a humble clerk comes into a fortune, he embarks on a series of misadventures which suggest that wealth is not necessarily an unmixed blessing. Here we see signs of the satirical writer Wodehouse might have become, and the spirit of Chaplin is not far away.

P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters

P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2013

'Wodehouse said letters make a wonderful oblique form for an autobiography, and Sophie Ratcliffe's expertly edited collection amply proves the point.' Spectator One of the funniest and most admired writers of the twentieth century, P. G. Wodehouse always shied away from the idea of a biography. A quiet, retiring man, he expressed himself through the written word. His letters - collected here - provide an illuminating biographical accompaniment to legendary comic creations such as Jeeves, Wooster, Psmith and the Empress of Blandings. This is a book every lover of Wodehouse will want to possess. 'The letters, gossipy in the kindliest, amused/bemused manner, bear true witness to the wide-ranging influences on Wodehouse's' best-known novels and best-loved characters.' The Times

The Small Bachelor

The Small Bachelor

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2013

Would-be painter, George Finch, with lots of money and no talent, falls for lovely Molly Waddington who falls for him. Unfortunately, Molly's snobbish stepmother, Mrs Sigsbee H. Waddington, New York society queen, has grander ideas for Molly, not least because George comes from Idaho, which is in every sense beyond the pale. Based on a 1917 musical comedy script by Wodehouse and his friend, Guy Bolton, The Small Bachelor tells the story of George's struggle to win his girl, with the willing help of Hamilton Beamish, author of self-improvement pamphlets, and the unwitting assistance of a poetic policeman, Molly's henpecked father, and New York's premier female pickpocket.

If I Were You

If I Were You

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2013

Anthony, fifth Earl of Droitwich, is engaged to Violet, a millionaires daughter which was a result of their families planning rather than natures course. Their plan to maintain the family coffers is undermined by the arrival of his Nanny whom under the influence of too much medicinal Brandy allows certain skeletons out of the family tomb. On top of this Anthony has fallen for manicurist Polly Brown whom the family don't consider to be countess material. Tony departs for London with the resourceful Polly Brown, leaving the ancestral home in the hands of the Socialist barber Syd Price...

Ring For Jeeves

Ring For Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/04/2013

We find ourselves in the austerity of the 1950s, when England's aristocracy was feeling the pinch. Bertie Wooster has gone to a residential self-help school to learn how to darn his socks. Until he re-emerges, Jeeves has signed up with Bill Rowcester (pronounced Roaster), an earl who is failing to make ends meet in trade, and yearning to sell his stately home, which has charm and damp in equal measure. In his new environment Jeeves is required to exert his mammoth brain to what would be breaking point for any normal intellect. Apart from the current economic crisis and his employer's complete ignorance of digging and delving, Jeeves has to duck and weave to preserve his temporary master from grievous injury at the hands of a) a very angry White Hunter, and b) a small but feisty fiancee. If that wasn't enough, we also meet a rich American lady with addictions to a) psychic phenomena, and b) White Hunters, which have to be humoured by night as well as by day. Believe it or not, Jeeves flits across this minefield with all the grace and agility of an adagio dancer and makes it look easy, which is yet another indication of his truly Olympian stature.

The White Feather

The White Feather

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2013

In order to save his reputation and the honour of his house at school after he shames himself by running away from a fight between fellow pupils and toughs from the local town, a studious schoolboy takes up the study of boxing. This charming early novel by P. G. Wodehouse plays a series of witty variations on the standard school story of the period, balancing the minor heroics of the action against a humorously ironic commentary. The simple tale is given sparkle by vivid character drawing and the author's sharp ear for schoolboy dialogue

French Leave

French Leave

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2013

Three American sisters leave their chicken farm on Long Island for a holiday in Europe. In France they encounter the charming but penniless Marquis de Maufringneuse, his writer son Jeff, and the marquis's tough American ex-wife. When they all find themselves together at the exclusive resort of St. Rocque - one of the sisters in search of a husband, the marquis in search of a fortune, the writer in search of love - Wodehousian complications ensue.

Uncle Dynamite

Uncle Dynamite

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 28/12/2012

A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott-although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear. But Pongo has troubles of his own to deal with when he accidently breaks one of Hermione's father's prized statues-and winds up replacing it with a smuggling vessel full of jewels.

Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best

Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/11/2012

Blandings Castle is the home of Lord Emsworth, who likes nothing better than to potter at home in his enormous castle garden. But his rural idyll is once again set to be disturbed. No peace is possible when his sister Constance is let loose, and she is constantly trying to reorganise the household! Without great success . . . The nieces are unhappy, McAllister leaves at a difficult time, and then The Empress of Blandings - Emsworth's prize pig - goes off her pig-food! Set this against the continuing tangled love affairs of Freddie Threepwood, and the stage is once more set for classic Wodehouse hilarity!

Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2012

Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title of Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a splendid gentleman-a sportsman to his fingertips. Mr. Twistleton, nephew to the Earl, and otherwise known as Pongo to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as being loopy to the tonsils. But when the eccentric and well-loved Uncle Fred plays Cupid to Lord Emsworth, his old friend at Blandings Castle, little did he know that he would be known as Impostor A and the Lord's beloved pig, the Empress, as Impostor B.

Weekend Wodehouse

Weekend Wodehouse

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Hilaire Belloc Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2012

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC In the course of a career that encompassed nearly one hundred novels and short story collections (written over more than seventy years), P.G. Wodehouse established himself as not only a fond satirist of the foppish upper class, but one of the greatest comic voices in all literature. Including stories featuring all his finest creations, including Jeeves, Lord Emsworth of Blandings, Ukridge and the disreputable members of the Drones club, this collection is an ideal introduction to the writer described by Douglas Adams as `the greatest comic writer ever'.

Lord Emsworth and Others

Lord Emsworth and Others

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Contained here are nine glorious episodes from the idyllic world of Wodehouse. There's a crime wave which broke out towards the middle of a fine summer afternoon and was to rock Blandings Castle to its foundations, Ukridge appears on Corky's doorstep at three in the morning, wearing his yellow mackintosh and requesting a whisky and soda, while the Oldest Member warns of the folly of driving into the father of the girl you love ...

Luck of the Bodkins

Luck of the Bodkins

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Things on board the RMS Atlantic are terribly, terribly complicated. Monty Bodkin loves Gertrude, who thinks he likes Lotus Blossom, a starlet who definitely adores Ambrose, who thinks that she has a thing for his brother, Reggie, who is struck by Mabel Spence, sister-in-law of Ikey Llewellyn (movie mogul, Ambrose's prospective employer, and reluctant smuggler), but hasn't the means to marry her. With the well-meaning but unhelpful ship's steward, Albert Peasemarch, and a toy mouse with a screw-top head thrown in for good measure, it will, indeed, take the luck of the Bodkins to sort it all out.

Mike and Psmith

Mike and Psmith

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2012

An early Wodehouse novel, this is both a sporting story and a tale of friendship between two boys at boarding school. Mike (introduced in the novel Mike at Wrykyn) is a seriously good cricketer who forms an unlikely alliance with old Etonian Psmith (`the P is silent') after they both find themselves fish out of water at a new school, Sedleigh, where they eventually overcome the hostility of others and their own prejudices to become stars Even readers uninterested in cricket are likely to be gripped by descriptions of matches, and the plot, though slight, reaches a satisfying conclusion. But the real meat of the book is to be found in the characters, especially the elegant Psmith, one of Wodehouse's immortal creations, who features in three of his later novels (Psmith in the City, Psmith Journalist, Leave it to Psmith).

Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin

Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2012

Monty Bodkin has returned to London from Hollywood, leaving Sandy Miller, his secretary there, heartbroken, because Monty loves English hockey international Gertrude Butterwick instead of her. Holding down a job for a year was the condition laid down by Gertrude's father before Monty and Gertrude could be married, a condition Monty has unexpectedly fulfilled by blackmailing Hollywood movie mogul Ivor Llewellyn. Back in England, he intends to claim his bride, but the path to true love never runs smooth, as Monty is about to find out.

Young Men in Spats

Young Men in Spats

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2012

From the author whom the Times called "e;a comic genius"e; and "e;an old master of farce"e; come eleven further stories featuring such eccentric characters as Freddie Widgeon, Cyril (Barmy) Fotheringay Phipps, Percy Wimbolt, and Pongo. This collection includes the stories "e;Fate,"e; "e;Tried in the Furnace,"e; "e;Trouble Down at Tudsleigh,"e; "e;The Amazing Hat Mystery,"e; "e;Goodbye to All Cats,"e; "e;The Luck of the Stiffhams,"e; "e;Noblesse Oblige,"e; "e;Uncle Fred Flits By,"e; "e;Archibald and the Masses,"e; "e;The Code of the Mulliners,"e; and "e;The Fiery Wooing of Mordred."e;

Blandings Castle and Elsewhere

Blandings Castle and Elsewhere

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2012

Here are a dozen stories to delight all Wodehouse addicts...A crooning tenor is attempting to captivate the affections of the Rev. Rupert Bingham's fiancee, Lord Emsworth is striving to remove a pumpkin-shaped blot on the family escutcheon, the Hon. Freddie Threepwood is making a last-ditch attempt to convert Lady Alcester to the beneficial quality of Donaldson's Dog-Joy, and in the bar-parlor of the Anglers' Rest, Mr. Mulliner fascinates everyone with the secret history of old Hollywood.

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2012

He was a gossip columnist's dream. Piccadilly Jim's life was a collage of broken promises and drunken brawls. And his straight-laced Victorian aunt was not amused. So, she decided to reform him. Unfortunately, her reform project started at a time when Jim had fallen in love and had already decided to reform himself. Thus, life became complicated. Jim pretends to be himselfa beautiful display of Wodehousean logic; hilarious indeed!

Pigs Have Wings

Pigs Have Wings

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2012

Can the Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood, Beach the butler, and others have put their shirt on this, and for Lord Emsworth it will be paradise on earth. But a substantial obstacle lurks in the way: Queen of Matchingham, the new sow of Sir Gregory Parsloe. Galahad knows this pretender to the crown must be pignapped. But can the Empress in turn avoid a similar fate? In this classic Blandings novel, pigs rise above their bulk to vanish and reappear in the most unlikely places, while young lovers are crossed and recrossed in every room in Blandings Castle.

Pelican at Blandings

Pelican at Blandings

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2012

Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, sank back in his chair looking like the good old man in a Victorian melodrama whose mortgage the villain had just foreclosed. He felt the absence of that gentle glow which customarily accompanied the departure of one of his sisters. Lord Emsworth needed Galahad. There are tricky corners to be rounded and assorted godsons, impostors, and pretty girls to be paired off. Fortunately, many years' membership of the Pelican Club means the Honourable Galahad Threepwood is able to keep cool, stiffen his upper lip, and always think a shade quicker than the next man.

Summer Moonshine

Summer Moonshine

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2012

The hideous Walsingford Hall is home to an odd assortment of coves. The vile premises belong to Sir Buckstone, who is in a little financial difficulty. So for a little monetary help he puts a roof over the heads of people like (among others) Tubby Vanringham, the adoring slave of the coldhearted Miss Whittaker. His brother Joe has fallen head over heels for Sir Buck's daughter Jane. She, however, only has eyes for Adrian Peake, who has already formed a liaison with the terrifying-but superbly wealthy-Princess Dwornitzchek. Is there no end to the confusion?

Indiscretions of Archie

Indiscretions of Archie

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2012

Adapted from a collection of short stories, this novel follows the exploits and calamities of Archibald "e;Archie"e; Moffam.A classic of English comedy, this book has been enjoyed by readers around the world for almost 90 years.

Death at the Excelsior

Death at the Excelsior

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2012

A classic comedy from the creator of Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2012

A Jeeves and Wooster novel featuring P.G. Wodehouse's best-loved comic duo. In this wonderful caper Bertie Wooster would rather run a mile in tight shoes than visit Totleigh Towers...Where you'll find Madeline, something or someone of a drip who truly believes that the the stars are God's daisy chain. Madeline is engaged to Bertie's old chum Gussie, but it turns out she'll willingly settle for Bertie should anything go awry. And of course when they do and the engagement falters and the ensuing action unravels, Bertie can only live in the hope that Jeeves will once again rush to his side and resolve the sticky situation. Reader Martin Jarvis is an award-winning British actor and the 'Olivier of audiobooks' as described by Vanity Fair in the U.S. He lives and works in London and California.

The Head Of Kay's

The Head Of Kay's

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2012

It is the general view at Eckleton school that there never was such a house of slackers as Kay's. Fenn, head of house and county cricketer, does his best to impose some discipline but is continually undermined by his house-master, the meddlesome and ineffectual Mr Kay. After the Summer Concert fiasco, Mr Kay resolves to remove Fenn from office and puts his house into special measures, co-opting Kennedy, second prefect of Blackburn's, as reluctant troubleshooter with a brief to turn the place around. But without the backing of Fenn, and the whole house hostile towards him, how can he achieve the impossible ...?

Company For Henry

Company For Henry

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2012

Everyone in Company for Henry wants to escape from something. Hard-up Henry Paradene would like to unload his hideous country house on his millionaire American cousin, J. Wendell Stickney. Wendell wishes he could be rid of his embarrassing aunt Kelly, while Kelly wants to escape her financial dependence on Wendell. Henry's niece, Jane, needs to part from her glamorous but ghastly fiance, Lionel, while Bill Hardy, who falls for Jane, needs no convincing to abandon the bachelor state. Jane's brother Algey, meanwhile, spends his time thinking up dodgy schemes to lift himself out of poverty. Everything ends happily ever after for most of them, but only when they have been put through the hoops of a classic Wodehouse plot.

Enter Jeeves

Enter Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2012

Born in England in 1881, Sir P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse delighted generations of readers with his whimsical tales of the deliciously dim aristocrat Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, his brainy, imperturbable manservant. Many are unaware, however, that Bertie had a prototype — Reggie Pepper — who stumbled into the same worrying situations involving old school chums with romantic troubles, irate female relatives, threatening suitors, and other troublemakers.This is the only collection to contain the first eight Jeeves short stories as well as the complete Reggie Pepper series. Included are such delightful tales as "e;Extricating Young Gussie,"e; "e;The Aunt and the Sluggard,"e; Leave It to Jeeves,"e; "e;Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg,"e; "e;Absent Treatment, "e;Rallying Round Clarence,"e; "e;Concealed Art,"e; and more.Awash in an eternal glow of old-boy camaraderie, these stories offer hours of delightfully diverting entertainment sure to recaptivate Wodehouse fans of old as well as tickling the fancy of new readers, who will soon find themselves caught up in the splendidly superficial antics of Messrs. Wooster, Jeeves, Pepper, et al.

Damsel in Distress

Damsel in Distress

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2012

When Maud Marsh flings herself into George Bevan's cab in Piccadilly, he starts believing in damsels in distress. George traces his mysterious traveling companion to Belpher Castle, home of Lord Marshmoreton, where things become severely muddled. Maud's aunt, Lady Caroline Byng, wants Maud to marry Reggie, her stepson. Maud, meanwhile, is known to be in love with an unknown American she met in Wales. So when George turns up speaking American, a nasty case of mistaken identity breaks out. In fact, the scene is set for the perfect Wodehouse comedy of errors.

Bachelors Anonymous

Bachelors Anonymous

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2012

Much married American movie mogul Ivor Llewellyn depends on his friends at Bachelors Anonymous to keep him out of romantic entanglements on his trip to London. First, they arrange for Joe Pickering to be his bodyguard. Then his lawyer, Ephraim Trout, is sent to England to help fend off the actress Vera Dalrymple who is determined to ensnare Llewellyn. All seems to be going well. But when devoted bachelor Trout takes it upon himself to thwart a romance between Pickering and a beautiful journalist, he sets in train a series of events which end in more than one marriage including his own

Tales of St Austin's

Tales of St Austin's

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2012

St Austin's school (as featured in The Pothunters) is the setting for twelve delightful early Wodehouse stories. The familiar ingredients - and some of the same characters - are present: cricket and rugby loom large, school colours are gained, tricks are played, exams avoided, revenge wreaked upon enemies, and the honour of School and House upheld. A nostalgic look at English public-school life at the turn of the twentieth century, made enjoyable today by the young Wodehouse's gentle humour and witty turn of phrase.

Gentleman of Leisure

Gentleman of Leisure

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2012

When Jimmy Pitt bets an actor friend that any fool could burgle a house, offering to demonstrate the feat that very night, he puts his reputation on the line. He hires the services of a professional burglar, but his difficulties are increased when he has the misfortune to select police captain McEachern's house for the burglary. And imagine Jimmy's consternation when he learns that Captain McEachern's daughter is none other than the beautiful Molly, whom he has worshipped from afar for quite some time. From New York, the action of the story moves to Dreever Castle in Shropshire, England, where Jimmy's bird comes home to roost-with a vengeance. Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of rural England, A Gentleman of Leisure contains all the wit and humor we have come to expect from the inimitable P. G. Wodehouse.

Prince and Betty

Prince and Betty

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

Greedy robber baron Benjamin Scobell has hatched what he believes to be a can't-fail scheme to bolster his bank account even further. But his plans to build a gambler's paradise on a little-visited Mediterranean island go horribly awry when it's discovered that his beloved niece Betty has a history of romantic entanglement with the heir to the country's throne. Disaster -- and hilarity -- ensues.

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

Wodehouse does it again with Piccadilly Jim, a novel that picks up the story of overbearing gold-digger Nesta and her spoiled brat of a son, Ogden. In this caper tale, a scheme is hatched to fake Ogden's kidnapping. Will Nesta's nephew, the roustabout Jimmy Crocker, be able to pull off this nefarious plot?

Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

What would you do if you found out that a long-ago acquaintance left you the equivalent of millions of dollars in his will? That's exactly what happens to down-on-his-luck Lord Dawlish in P.G. Wodehouse's Uneasy Money. Although the funds are a much-needed financial blessing, Dawlish isn't entirely comfortable with the inheritance and sets off on a quest to put things right -- with plenty of stops along the way to indulge his love of golf, theater, and the opposite sex.

Mulliner Nights

Mulliner Nights

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

A private detective who can make the guilty confess simply by smiling at them. An artist so intimidated by his morally impeccable cat that he feels compelled to wear formal attire at dinner. A devotee of Proust whose life is turned upside down when he inadvertently subscribes to a correspondence course on "e;How to Acquire Complete Self-Confidence and an Iron Will."e; These are just a few of the many members of the eccentric Mulliner clan whose lives and exploits are laid before the regulars of the Angler's Rest by that doyen of raconteurs, Mr. Mulliner, in a series of tall stories in which lunacy and comic exuberance reign supreme.

Galahad at Blandings

Galahad at Blandings

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 09/02/2012

A major mix-up at Blandings Castle, in which Galahad introduces yet another imposter to Lord Emsworth's residence and the Empress of Blandings gets sloshed in her sty. Formidable comic characters designed to interrupt Lord Emsworth's peace include his overbearing sister Lady Hermione Wedge who comes complete her own meddling secretary, and Dame Daphne Winkworth who has her eye on becoming the next Countess. As ever the stage is set for Gally to try and restore order to the ensuing chaos! Latest recording from the popular Blandings saga of novels. Abridged to 5 hours worth of hilarious listening entertainment.

Hot Water

Hot Water

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2012

At the house party at Chateau Blissac, Brittany features a rather odd array of guests this year.Mr. J. Wellington Gedge is hoping for some peace and quiet while his wife takes herself off for a while. She, however, has invited numerous visitors to the chateau, to whom he will have to play reluctant host. Senator Opal and his daughter are expected, and so is the chateau's handsome owner Vicomte de Blissac.When a certain letter goes missing, landing the Senator in the proverbial hot water, it's up to Packy Franklyn, a great pal of the Vicomte's, to sort out the mess. Unfortunately, this involves a little light safe-cracking.

Big Money

Big Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2012

Most of the big money belongs to Torquil Paterson Frisby, the dyspeptic American millionaire-but that doesn't stop him wanting more out of it. His niece, the beautiful Ann Moon, is engaged to "e;Biscuit,"e; Lord Biskerton, who doesn't have very much of the stuff and so he has to escape to Valley Fields to hide from his creditors. Meanwhile, his old school friend Berry Conway, who is working for Frisby, himself falls for Ann-just as Biscuit falls for her friend Kitchie Valentine. Life in the world of Wodehouse can sometimes become a little complicated.

Mr. Mulliner Speaking

Mr. Mulliner Speaking

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2012

In the bar-parlor of the Angler's Rest, a bucolic English pub, Mr. Mulliner tells his amazing tales, holding the assembled company of pints of stout and whiskeys and splash in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to the man who gave up smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers something squishy on a silver salver ("e;Your serpent, Sir,"e; said the voice of Simmons), and experience the dreadful unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout, the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations.

Summer Lightning

Summer Lightning

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

While Blandings Castle sleeps in the summer sun, the Honorable Galahad Threepwood, brother of the Earl of Emsworth, is busily engaged in writing his reminiscences. And they look set to be as warm as the weather, if not warmer, for Galahad has led a thoroughly misspent life, and his acquaintances can all too easily recall their past follies in his company. Reputations are at stake and even the nobility and gentry are beginning to panic. While various attempts are made to prevent his stories from seeing the light of day, none are more curious than the sensational kidnapping of Lord Emsworth's prize-winning sow, the Empress of Blandings.

The Code of the Woosters

The Code of the Woosters

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/11/2011

Abridged novel depicting the sinister affair of the eighteenth century cow-creamer and the small, brown, leather-covered notebook tests the Wooster soul as it has never been tested before. Friends and relations, in urgent need, queue up to beg for assistance in a variety of troublesome situations, and ruthless enemies stop at nothing in their determination to bring Bertie down. Does our hero blink at the burdens placed on his shoulders by his nearest and dearest? He does not. Does his courage fail him when he faces overwhelming odds? It does not. Aided by the magnificent Jeeves, Bertie Wooster looks after his pals and smites the ungodly in his own inimitable style. Martin Jarvis is a much respected actor. Feted for his narration skills he also directs radio drama and divides his time between L.A. and London.

Code of the Woosters

Code of the Woosters

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2011

Abridged novel depicting the sinister affair of the eighteenth century cow-creamer and the small, brown, leather-covered notebook tests the Wooster soul as it has never been tested before. Friends and relations, in urgent need, queue up to beg for assistance in a variety of troublesome situations, and ruthless enemies stop at nothing in their determination to bring Bertie down. Does our hero blink at the burdens placed on his shoulders by his nearest and dearest? He does not. Does his courage fail him when he faces overwhelming odds? It does not. Aided by the magnificent Jeeves, Bertie Wooster looks after his pals and smites the ungodly in his own inimitable style. Martin Jarvis is a much respected actor. Feted for his narration skills he also directs radio drama and divides his time between L.A. and London.

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

Small Bachelor

Small Bachelor

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2011

For George Finch, one of "e;nature's white mice"e; and probably the worst artist ever to put brush to canvas, there are many obstacles to overcome. Undoubtedly the greatest is his beloved Molly's fearsome stepmother, Mrs. Waddington, who has her eye on an eligible English lord for a son-in-law. Luckily, George has an ally in sharp-witted Hamilton Beamish, an old family friend of the Waddingtons. Then there is George's butler, Mullett, and his light-fingered girlfriend, Fanny, whose valuable skills are of particular interest to the would-be father-in-law.

Meet Mr. Mulliner

Meet Mr. Mulliner

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2011

In the Angler's Rest, a bucolic English pub, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse's greatest raconteurs. Mr. Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behavior of his far-flung family. One of them concerns Wilfred, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance. Its explosive effects on a shy young curate and then the higher clergy are gravely revealed.

Damsel in Distress

Damsel in Distress

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2011

P.G. Wodehouse is at his whimsical best as the characters of Belpher Castle muddle through impending catastrophes and ill-considered love affairs in this comedy of errors. George Bevan, an American composer of musicals, is in England to attend the performance of one. But when the Lady Patricia Maud Marsh slips into his taxi, he is drawn into the frivolous intrigues of Belpher Castle. Maud has mistaken George for another American she once fell in love with. She is attempting to escape her aunt, Lady Carolyn Byrd, who is trying to marry Maud off to her step-son, Reginald. Meanwhile, her father, Lord John Marshmoreton, has fallen in love with an actress. As the Castle servants make bets on their Lords' and Ladies' capricious attachments, Wodehouse weaves a jaunty satire that will leave readers breathless with its twists and antics.

Carry On, Jeeves

Carry On, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2011

From the moment that Jeeves walks through Bertie Wooster's door, Bertie gives up running his own affairs and lets Jeeves take charge. Whether it's the color of a tie, the style of a hat, or a coat, Jeeves is always right. He is there to depend on in times of trouble, and such times are frequent in the lives of Bertie and his friends. Whether it's Corky's artistic career that needs boosting or Bingo Little's gloom that needs lifting, Jeeves can always be relied upon.

Heart of a Goof

Heart of a Goof

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2011

It was a morning when all nature shouted "e;Fore!"e; P. G. Wodehouse leads the listener out on to this little nine-hole course with a collection of nine Golf stories-as observed by the Oldest Member. The stories included are: The Heart of a Goof, High Stakes, Keeping in with Vosper, Chester Forgets Himself, The Magic Plus Fours, The Awakening of Rollo Podmarsh, Rodney Fails to Qualify, Jane Gets off the Fairway, and The Purification of Rodney Spelvin.

The Adventures of Sally

The Adventures of Sally

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2011

The Adventures of Sally is a transatlantic comedy set in worlds Wodehouse knew well: American theatres, English country houses, and the theatrical boarding-houses where young men and women dream of finding fame and fortune. Coming into an inheritance, one of these young women, Sally, is able to leave her boarding-house at last, and looks forward to a quiet life in a small apartment. Instead, she finds herself swept up in a series of adventures with her ambitious brother, an accident-prone, dog-loving Englishman she meets on a French beach, and his supercilious cousin who pursue her across the Atlantic. While losing her inheritance backing a play, and then retrieving it, she sheds an unsatisfactory fiance, falls in love with the accident-prone, dog-loving Englishman, rejects the supercilious cousin, and finds happiness in a kennel on Long Island.

Mike at Wrykyn

Mike at Wrykyn

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2011

This charming story of the Jackson cricketing dynasty describes the adventures of Mike Jackson at boarding school as he makes his way up the sporting ladder to the first eleven. The young P. G. Wodehouse evokes the peaceful, prosperous world of middle-class England before the Great War, a place where rich men hire private cricket professionals to coach their sons at home, and little seems to matter at school except the publishing of team lists and the taking of tea. But such is the novelist's skill that he can make excitement from the small-scale dramas of teenage life, and interest even the most unsporting reader in the cricket matches he describes so lovingly. A curiosity for those who know only the Wodehouse of Blandings and Piccadilly, but a delightful one.

Ukridge

Ukridge

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2011

If Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge had a fiver for every dodgy scheme he had ever floated, he would be a very rich man indeed. In these ten stories he tries every way of making money, from writing political slogans to opening a college for dogs. In his own eyes, Ukridge is a great man and a visionary. In ours, he is English literature's most delightful chancer and one of Wodehouse's greatest comic creations: charming, ambitious, persuasive, optimistic, and almost always disastrous.

Leave It to Psmith

Leave It to Psmith

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2011

The idyll of Blandings Castle is about to be disturbed, for the Honorable Freddie Threepwood is poised to make his debut as a jewel thief. Freddie, however, is not alone: Blandings is simply brimming with criminals and impostors all intent on stealing Aunt Constance's twenty-thousand-pound diamond necklace. It is left to the debonair Psmith, with his usual aplomb, to unscramble the passion, problems, and identities, of one and all.

Coming of Bill

Coming of Bill

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 30/08/2011

The nearest Wodehouse ever came to a serious story, The Coming of Bill is a fascinating blend of social commentary and light comedy. Kirk, an impecunious artist of perfect physique, and Ruth, a spoiled heiress, were blissfully happy through their early days of marriage and the birth of their first son. But when Kirk returns from a trip to Colombia to find Ruth under the thumb of her aunt Lora, an advocate of eugenics, parenting philosophies divide them. It takes a series of comic mishaps, featuring a galaxy of vintage Wodehouse characters, to retrieve the family's happiness from the overbearing aunt.

Code of the Woosters

Code of the Woosters

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2011

Who would think that an eighteenth-century silver cow creamer could cause so much trouble? Uncle Tom wants it, Sir Watkyn Bassett has it, and Aunt Dahlia is blackmailing Bertie to steal it. With relations between Bertie and Sir Watkyn being far from cordial (ever since the Boat Race night, when Sir Watkyn fined the young Wooster five pounds for pinching a policeman's helmet), the situation looks tricky. Arriving at Totleigh Towers, Sir Watkyn's country seat, matters get progressively worse. The nightmare crew includes not only that fierce old magistrate but his right-hand man, the frightful Roderick Spode. Add to that Madeline Bassett, Gussie Fink-Nottle, Stiffy Byng, and Harold "e;Stinker"e; Pinker and there's only one thing to say: "e;What ho, Jeeves!"e;

Something Fresh

Something Fresh

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/06/2011

When a valuable scarab belonging to an American millionaire is absent-mindedly stolen by Lord Emsworth, young writers Ashe Marson and Joan Valentine are tasked with infiltrating Blandings Castle to retrieve it. Meanwhile, vacuous Freddie Threepwood worries that some compromising letters may scupper his engagement to the millionaire's daughter. Wodehouse's comic masterpiece combines above and below stairs pretensions with all the fun of a romantic thriller. Martin Jarvis is an award-winning British actor and the 'Olivier of audiobooks'.

Wodehouse At The Wicket A Cricketing Anthology

Wodehouse At The Wicket A Cricketing Anthology

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

From his early days Wodehouse adored cricket and references to the game run like a golden thread though his writings. He not only wrote about this glorious British pastime, but also played it well, appearing six times at Lords, where his first captain was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Illustrated with wonderful drawings and contemporary score-sheets, Wodehouse at the Wicket is the first ever compendium of Wodehouse's writings on cricket. Edited by cricket historian Murray Hedgcock, this delightful book also contains fascinating facts about Wodehouse's cricketing career and how it is reflected in his work. This is the perfect gift for Wodehouse readers and fans of all things cricket.

Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2011

These are strange times for the English aristocracy. When hard-up William Fitz William Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish-otherwise known as Bill-sets off for America to make a fortune, he does not expect to be left one by an American millionaire with whom he strikes up a passing acquaintance.Honor demands that Bill Dawlish should restore this unexpected windfall to the rightful heirs, but this involves him in complicated adventures with greedy relations, haughty dowagers, dogs, chickens and an angry monkey. Calm is eventually restored but not before Bill has met the woman of his dreams and married her in the church on Fifth Avenue.

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2011

The Old Reliable

The Old Reliable

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2011

Following the death of Carmen Flores, the lubricious Mexican star, Adela Cork buys her Hollywood house. Hoping to escape from the domineering Adela, her brother-in-law Smedley, who has lived with her since losing his money, searches the house for Carmen's legendary lost diary, in the belief that its scorching revelations about the sex life of her fellow stars will make him millions. He is helped and hindered by a safe-blowing butler, a pompous movie mogul, a posse of unemployed scriptwriters, and the redoubtable Adela herself. Fortunately, Adela's sister, 'Bill' Shannon, not for nothing nicknamed 'the Old Reliable', is on hand to ensure a satisfactory outcome. A light comedy which is also a sharp satire on Hollywood mores.

Love Among the Chickens

Love Among the Chickens

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2011

This is the tale of Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge, one of Wodehouse's favourite protagonists, and his fraught attempt to establish a business farming chickens on the coast of Dorset. The story is told by Jeremy Garnet through whose bemused eyes we observe the magnificent Ukridge at work while following Garnet's own chequered romance with the daughter of a neighbouring professor.

Love among the Chickens

Love among the Chickens

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge has hit upon a foolproof plan to get rich quick: he's starting a chicken farm. Dragging his adoring wife Millie and his long-suffering friend and novelist Jeremy Garnet with him to Dorset, he begins his enterprise. Complications ensue, involving the taciturn Hired Man and his bumptious dog, supercilious chickens, irascible professors, angry creditors, and divided lovers.

Something Fresh

Something Fresh

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2011

Very Good, Jeeves

Very Good, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2011

Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman's gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic short story collections in the English language. Whoever or whatever the cause of Bertie Wooster's consternationBobbie Wickham giving away his fierce Aunt Agatha's dog; getting into the bad books of Sir Roderick Glossop; attempting to scupper the unfortunate infatuation of his friend Tuppy for a robust opera singerJeeves can always be relied on to untangle the most ferocious of muddles. Even Bertie's.Included in this collection are "e;Jeeves and the Impending Doom,"e; "e;Jeeves and the Kid Clementina,"e; "e;The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy,"e; "e;The Love That Purifies,"e; "e;Jeeves and the Yuletide Spirit,"e; "e;Jeeves and the Old School Chum,"e; "e;Jeeves and the Song of Songs,"e; "e;Indian Summer of an Uncle,"e; "e;Episode of the Dog McIntosh,"e; "e;The Ordeal of Young Tuppy,"e; and "e;The spot of Art."e;

Ice in the Bedroom

Ice in the Bedroom

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2011

Freddie Widgeon wants the money to buy shares in a coffee plantation in Kenya so that he can marry Sally Foster. Soapy and Dolly Molloy want to get their hands on a cache of stolen jewels hidden in the house of Freddie's neighbour in the suburb of Valley Fields. When their paths cross, the ensuing misunderstandings lead to vintage Wodehouse comedy.

The Gold Bat

The Gold Bat

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2011

When O'Hara and Moriarty, two boys at Wrykyn School, tar and feather the statue of a pompous local MP, O'Hara mislays at the scene of their crime a tiny gold bat borrowed from Trevor, captain of the school cricket team. The plot revolves around the fate of this bat and attempts to retrieve it, but the real focus of the novel is a vivid portrayal of school life. Though the setting is an English public school in the years before World War 1, so sharp is Wodehouse's ear for the way children talk that everyone will recognise familiar characters and situations, whatever their place of education.

What Ho! The Best of Wodehouse

What Ho! The Best of Wodehouse

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

We all know Jeeves and Wooster, but which is the best Jeeves story? We all know Blandings, but which is the funniest tale about Lord Emsworth and his adored prize-winning pig? And would the best of Ukridge, or the yarns of the Oldest Member, or Wodehouse's Hollywood stories outdo them? This bumper anthology allows you to choose, bringing you the cream of the crop of stories by the twentieth century's greatest humorous writer. There are favourites aplenty in this selection, which has been compiled with enthusiastic support from P.G. Wodehouse societies around the world. With additional material including novel extracts, working drafts, articles, letters and poems, this anthology provides the best overall celebration of side-splitting humour and sheer good nature available in the pages of any book.

Very Good, Jeeves Volume 2

Very Good, Jeeves Volume 2

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/02/2011

The second installment of this wonderful collection of unabridged short stories sees Bertie Wooster in the proverbial soup as usual and Jeeves invariably shimmering to the rescue. Love, comic reunions and errant Uncles are all on the agenda, plus bucketloads of laughter. Where would Wooster be without his infinitely brainy valet? Where would audio listeners be without Wodehouse's sparkling comic invention? Bereft! Reader Martin Jarvis is an award-winning actor who has received international acclaim for his masterful performances of Wodehouse characters.

Jill the Reckless

Jill the Reckless

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Although P.G. Wodehouse's woebegone protagonists are usually young men, in Jill the Reckless the master of British humor turns his attention to the fairer sex. Jill Mariner's young adulthood is beset by an array of mishaps and misfortunes -- but will she work her way out of the wreckage and find true love? If you're already a Wodehouse fan, you can probably guess the correct answer, but dip into Jill the Reckless to hear the tale told as only he can tell it.

Weekend Wodehouse

Weekend Wodehouse

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Hilaire Belloc Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/12/2010

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HILAIRE BELLOC 'P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection' Julian Fellowes Weekend Wodehouse - required reading at country house parties in the late Thirties - remains one of the best introductions to the work of PG Wodehouse. All the favourites are here: Drones Club stories, Mr Mullinger stories, stories of Jeeves, Lord Amsworth and Ukridge.

Coming of Bill

Coming of Bill

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2010

When you're in the mood for classic humor writing, nothing can hold a candle to the work of P.G. Wodehouse. This novel fallows the madcap adventures of a young family who have recently welcomed their first child. Any parent who has attempted to navigate the pitfalls of childrearing will appreciate this hilarious and all-too-accurate depiction.

Adventures of Sally

Adventures of Sally

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2010

Regarded as one of the most skilled humor writers ever to write in English, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse's works of fiction usually pillory the British upper classes that represented the social milieu into which he was born. In The Adventures of Sally, Wodehouse turned his attention to a young American heiress whose sudden wealth brings with it an array of unforeseen problems.

Intrusion of Jimmy

Intrusion of Jimmy

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2010

Also published under the title A Gentleman of Leisure, The Intrusion of Jimmy plumbs the depths of misbegotten romantic entanglements with a level of skill and virtuosity that only famed British humorist P.G. Wodehouse could pull off without a hitch. After falling in love with a comely fellow passenger on a sea voyage, wealthy gadabout Jimmy Pitt is sucked into a downward spiral of unfortunate events and bad decisions while trying to woo his beloved.

The Girl in Blue

The Girl in Blue

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2010

The vintage plot concerns a Gainsborough miniature, a mouldering country house, an overweight solicitor, a fortune-hunter, a butler who isn't a butler, an American corporate lawyer and his kleptomaniac sister; but the heart of the story - in every sense - concerns Jerry West and his determined pursuit of air hostess Jane Hunnicutt, the eponymous Girl in Blue. When Jane unexpectedly becomes a millionairess, Jerry despairs of wooing her, but the sun never goes behind a cloud for long in Wodehouse: Jerry gets his Jane in the end, but only after a series of trials which raise the comic stakes to the author's highest level.

The Man Upstairs

The Man Upstairs

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2010

Wodehouse's well-known gift for satisfying plots and comic surprises is evident on every page, but there are also signs of his debt to earlier writers in the realistic tradition. Set mainly in London or New York, many of the stories concern ordinary people - shopassistants, schoolmasters, secretaries, servants, unsuccessful writers - living the life of rented rooms and cheap cafes Wodehouse knew well from his own experience. Yet there is nothing sad or gloomy about these tales. Far from it: they are brimming with life and energy, beautifully written and invariably delightful. And for Wodehouse addicts there is also a goodly sprinkling of goofy young men about town and their valets to satisfy the strongest appetites

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2010

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2010

P.G. Wodehouse earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest English prose stylists. In this collection of stories, Wodehouse introduces us to Jeeves, one of the author's most beloved fictional characters. If you could do with a good laugh, this hilarious collection will definitely do the trick.

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2010

In this, the second novel in P.G. Wodehouse's delightful Jeeves series, the family fumbles through a comedy of errors that is set in motion by a marriage proposal and a downward spiral of miscommunication and crossed wires. This hilarious novel contains many of the most beloved scenes and set pieces from the series. A must-read for Wodehouse fans and lovers of top-notch humor writing.

Prefect's Uncle

Prefect's Uncle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2010

Long before British humor master P.G. Wodehouse created the popular novel series based on the much-beloved character Jeeves, he sent up his native country's private school culture in A Prefect's Uncle. When the mischievous prankster Farnie arrives on campus of tony Beckford College and his shocking true identity is revealed, much hilarity ensues.

A Prefect's Uncle

A Prefect's Uncle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2010

The action of the novel takes place at the fictional Beckford College , a private school for boys; the title alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older Bishop Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster who becomes fag to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.

A Pelican at Blandings

A Pelican at Blandings

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2010

Blandings Castle lacks its usual balm for the Earl of Emsworth, as his stern sister Lady Constance Keeble is once more in residence. The Duke of Dunstable is also infesting the place again, along with the standard quota of American millionaires, romantic youths, con artists, imposters and so on. With a painting of reclining nude at the centre of numerous intrigues, Gally's genius is once again required to sort things out.

Service With a Smile

Service With a Smile

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2010

With the Duke of Dunstable trying to steal his pig to sell to Lord Tilbury, mischievous Church Lads camping in his park, his sister Constance bossing him unmercifully, and Lavender Briggs, his secretary, making life miserable, Lord Emsworth has little time to concentrate on the invasion of Blandings Castle by yet another impostor. But Bill Bailey, a.k.a. Cuthbert Meriwether, has inveigled himself into the castle to be with his beloved, Myra Schoonmaker, who is staying there under the eagle eye of Lady Constance, and Lady Constance is determined to thwart him. In the end virtue conquers vice: the lovers are united, Dunstable defeated and Tilbury trounced, but only through the brilliant plotting of Frederick, Earl of Ickenham whose greatest triumph is to marry off Lady Constance to an old admirer, Myra's father. In the end everyone is happy who deserves to be, none more so than Lord Emsworth who at one fell swoop frees himself from the tyranny of a duke, a secretary and a sister

The Pothunters

The Pothunters

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2010

When someone breaks into the cricket pavilion and steals two silver cups, the whole school is agog. Could it possibly be an inside job? Nothing less than the honour of St Austin's is at stake, not to mention the reputation of Jim Thomson, an excellent athlete with a talent for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.In this charming novel of school life, the first book he published, Wodehouse demonstrates right away a talent for story telling and characterisation, not to mention a sharp ear for the inflections of schoolboy speech, still recognisable after more than a century. But what marks the story out from others of the same sort are the many humorous touches which hint at a master of comedy in the making.

Inimitable Jeeves The - Vol2

Inimitable Jeeves The - Vol2

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/03/2010

The second instalment of Jeeves and Wooster's bally spiffing adventures is chock-full of unabridged stories of sparkling brilliance. Martin Jarvis is on top form, voicing a whole range of colourful characters, including the hapless incurable romantic Bingo Little, superbly. From money-making schemes involving placing wagers on the lengths of vicars' sermons to poor Bingo producing the village school Christmas entertainments, every one of Wodehouse's celebrated short stories is guaranteed to raise chortles from even the most stony-faced listener! Martin Jarvis is a leading British actor, whose acclaimed audiobook reading is always a delight to hear.

Service With A Smile

Service With A Smile

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/11/2009

The debonair Uncle Fred makes a welcome return to Blandings, where plotting and confusion is rife. Blackmail, sabotage, jilted lovers and pigs under threat of kidnap all feature largely, making this hilarious instalment in the Blandings series irresistible to fans and newcomers alike.The story sees lovely debutante Myra Schoonmaker unhappily ensconced in Blandings at the insistence of Lady Constance Keeble, who objects to Myra's entanglement with down-at-heel curate Bill Bailey. But Blandings never has been a place to stifle the wants of the heart for long. Soon, all kinds of subterfuge and shifty goings-on are afoot to reunite the lovebirds, with the help of an unbeatable cast of misfits and society schmoozers including Pongo Twistleton, Lord Tilbury, Lavender Briggs and of course, amiably vague Lord Emsworth and his trusty 'man-mountain' butler Beach. Read by the fantastic, critically-acclaimed Martin Jarvis.

Right Ho, Jeeves

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2009

Mayhem has broken out at Brinkley Court and there would seem to be a desperate need for Jeeves. But Bertie is fed up with the assumption that he is merely an addendum to his personal attendant. There are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves, you know! Stand back-Bertram Wooster is on the case.

Man Upstairs and Other Stories

Man Upstairs and Other Stories

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2009

Annette had been busy at her piano when the knocking coming from the room above finally wrenched her mind from composing her music. Aha! The unseen brute obviously disliked her playing and intimated his views with his boot heel. Insulted, she struck the piano's loud pedal. His reply: Bang! Bang! Bang! This little incident from "e;The Man Upstairs"e; is just one of the many capers that P. G. Wodehouse humorously portrays in this collection, which includes nineteen of Wodehouse's delightful pre-World War II short stories. Though these tales are decades old, such was Wodehouse's amiable genius that they have not aged a bit. Like ancient crusted port, they have matured with the years, and perhaps only now can their timeless humor be savored with its full bouquet. Among the other stories in this collection are "e;The Man Who Disliked Cats,"e; "e;The Good Angel,"e; "e;Pots o' Money,"e; and "e;Out of School."e;

Not George Washington

Not George Washington

Author: P. G. Wodehouse, Herbert Westbrook Format: eBook Release Date: 28/09/2009

This rollicking semi-autobiographical novel weaves a tale of Wodehouse's early days as a writer, romance gone awry, and the colorful characters he encountered. James Orlebar Cloyster, in order to marry his true love, embarks on a scheme of such clever deception that he very nearly manages to ruin both his romance and his career. Told from multiple viewpoints-that of James, his fiancee, and friends-Not George Washington lampoons London society, literary pretension, the West End stage, playwrights, playgoers, bohemian life, and the newspapers of the day.

Frozen Assets

Frozen Assets

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2009

The `Frozen Assets' of the title belong to Edmund Biffen Christopher and they are the legacy of his Godfather which he will receive if he manages to avoid been arrested, something of a previous habit of Biffen's, until after his thirtieth birthday one week hence. Lord Tilbury, proprietor of the Mammoth publish company, whom we met previously in `Bill the Conqueror', `Summer Lightning' and `Heavy Weather', is keen that Biffen does fall foul of the law as he will then receive the legacy himself. Tilbury has therefore engaged his usual henchman, Percy Pilbeam, to ensure that Biffen is lead astray and that it is brought to the attention of the constabulary. Only Wodehouse can scare up a happy ending where everyone gets exactly what is coming to them.

Indiscretions of Archie

Indiscretions of Archie

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2009

It wasn't Archie's fault, really. It's true he went to America and fell in love with Lucille, the daughter of a millionaire hotel proprietor . . . and if he did marry her -- well, what else was there to do? From his point of view, the whole thing was a thoroughly good egg; but Mr. Brewster, his father-in-law, thought differently, Archie had neither money nor occupation, which was distasteful in the eyes of the industrious Mr. Brewster; but the real bar was the fact that he had once adversely criticized one of his hotels. Archie did his best to heal the breach; but, being something of an ass, genus priceless, he found it almost beyond his powers to placate the man-eating fish whom Providence had given him as a father-in-law. . . .

Young Men in Spats

Young Men in Spats

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Meet the Young Men in Spats - all members of the Drones Club, all crossed in love and all busy betting their sometimes nonexistent fortunes on unlikely outcomes - that's when they're not recovering from driving their sports cars through rather than round Marble Arch. These wonderful comic short stories are the essence of innocent fun. In them you'll encounter some of Wodehouse's favourite characters - including, for the first time, his future hero Uncle Fred. The collection is widely regarded as one of Wodehouse's best and includes one of his own favourites, 'The Amazing Hat Mystery'.

Barmy in Wonderland

Barmy in Wonderland

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/05/2009

Love is a powerful spur, and Cyril Fotheringay-Phipps (known to his friends as Barmy) invests his modest fortune in a stage production, encouraged by his admiration for the delectable Miss Dinty Moore. And so he demonstrates that affairs of the heart and high finance may be happily combined.

The Man With Two Left Feet

The Man With Two Left Feet

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2009

It is an intriguing collection, where most of the stories concern relationships, sports and household pets, and interestingly does not feature any of Wodehouse's regular characters; one however, Extricating Young Gussie , is remarkable as the first appearance of some of Wodehouse's most well-known and beloved characters, Jeeves and his master Bertie Wooster (although here Bertie's surname appears to be Mannering-Phipps, and Jeeves' role is very small), along with Bertie's fearsome Aunt Agatha.

Inimitable Jeeves The - Vol1

Inimitable Jeeves The - Vol1

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/03/2009

Jeeves and Wooster are a case-in-point of chalk and cheese coexisting to make an enduring partnership of sublime comedy. Hapless, though always engaging, Bertie Wooster would be lost without his 'man' Jeeves, to advise him, not only on sartorial good taste but, crucially, to be on hand to rescue the young master from a variety of social and romantic entanglements. Immortalised on-screen by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie - and on the Broadway stage by Martin Jarvis himself - the duo have won the hearts, minds and laughter of generations since the first Jeeves story was published in 1916. STORY LISTINGS: 1. Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum 2. No Wedding Bells for Bingo 3. Aunt Agatha Speaks Her Mind 4. Pearls Mean Tears 5. The Pride of the Woosters is Wounded 6. The Hero's Reward 7. Introducing Claude and Eustace 8. Sir Roderick Comes to Lunch 9. A Letter of Introduction 10. Startling Dressiness of a Lift Attendant 11. Comrade Bingo 12. Bingo Has a Bad Goodwood Martin Jarvis is an award-winning actor renowned for his readings of P.G. Wodehouse.

Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2009

William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish, is afflicted with a moneyless title. His status has earned him a beautiful fiance, but the stresses of his woefully meager income are too much for young Claire to bear. She has therefore refused to marry him until his financial situation improves-significantly.Lord Dawlish's fortunes improve greatly, literally, when a man he barely knows dies and leaves him a million dollars. Once the initial shock subsides, he is overcome with guilt and feels he must restore at least half of the money to the rightful heirs. His attempts to do so take him to America, where a cast of colorful characters and all manner of plot twists come to play in true Wodehouse style.Full of Wodehouse's unrivaled humor, this novel takes listeners on a whirlwind ride across the Atlantic.

Indiscretions of Archie

Indiscretions of Archie

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2009

Indiscretions of Archie

Indiscretions of Archie

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

A Few Quick Ones

A Few Quick Ones

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2009

A collection from the master, containing The Fat of the Land (Freddie Widgeon) Scratch Man (The Oldest Member) The Right Approach (Mr Mulliner), Jeeves Makes An Omelette, The Word In Season (Bingo Little), Big Business (Mr Mulliner), Leave It To Algy (Bingo Little), Joy Bells For Walter (Golf story), A Tithe For Charity (Ukridge), Oofy, Freddie and the Beef Trust (Freddie Widgeon)

Galahad at Blandings

Galahad at Blandings

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2009

Lord Emsworth's prized pig, the Empress of Blandings, is at the centre of Wodehouse's hilarious tale of mistaken identity, the triumph of young love, and general mayhem among the twits at Blandings Castle.

Jeeves in the Offing

Jeeves in the Offing

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2008

Anyone who involves himself with Roberta Wickham is asking for trouble, so naturally Bertie Wooster finds himself in just that situation when he goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court. So much is obvious. Why celebrated loony-doctor, Sir Roderick Glossop, should be there too, masquerading as a butler, is less clear. As for Bertie's former headmaster, the ghastly Aubrey Upjohn, and the dreadful novelist, Mrs. Homer Cream, with her eccentric son, Wilbert-their presence is entirely perplexing. And now someone has stolen Uncle Tom's antique silver cow-creamer-again. Suspicions fall on Wilbert Cream, believed to be a wealthy American practical joker and kleptomaniac known as Broadway Willie. But the incident only marks the beginning of Bertie Wooster's problems. It is only by a stroke of rare-very rare-genius that Bertie Wooster finds a solution. He calls on Jeeves, his incomparable manservant from his annual holiday at Herne Bay, to sort out everybody and everything in his usual inimitable style.

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 20/11/2008

Read by Martin Jarvis, this joyous celebration of spring fever is an undisputed comic masterpiece. Once again we find ourselves at that idyllic country seat, Blandings. This time it's debonair charmer, Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham (known to most as 'Uncle Fred') who has been lured to the castle by affable Lord Emsworth. His lordship requires an expert in human behaviour to prevent the egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable from stealing Emsworth's treasured pig, Empress of Blandings. The plot's eccentricities naturally include love and romance and, crucially, three imposters. Add to the cocktail some 'Mickey Finns', a brace of financially embarrassed nephews and a private investigator, 'Mustard Pott'. As the mixture boils there are shot guns in the night time - plus redoubtable Lady Constance, Emsworth's sister, who could halt a cavalry charge merely with her voice. A happy and appropriate ending is of course on the cards. But the joy is to marvel at how Wodehouse weaves the intricate threads in this tapestry of dottiness, and to hear him tie it up (and us) in knots of laugh-aloud hilarity. Martin Jarvis is the quintessential reader for the 'Blandings' series, with an outstanding range of voices and a true passion for the works of P.G. Wodehouse, Britain's greatest comic writer.

Hot Water

Hot Water

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Chateau Blissac, on its hill above St Roque, is in a setting where every prospect pleases. But it doesn't please its current occupier, J. Wellington Gedge. Mr Gedge wants none of it - and particularly none of the domineering Mrs Gedge's imperious wish that he should become American Ambassador to Paris. Instead he pines for the simpler life of California, where men are men and filling stations stand tall. Mrs Gedge has powerful allies - including the prohibitionist Senator Opal. But will she get her way? And will the Senator's delightful daughter Jane get her man? In a plot which involves safe-blowers, con men, jewel-thieves and even a Bloomsbury novelist, few are quite as they seem. But the heady atmosphere of France in the 1930s makes for one of Wodehouse's most delightful comedies.

The World of Blandings (Blandings Castle)

The World of Blandings (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A Blandings Omnibus In this wonderfully fat omnibus, which seems to span the dimensions of the Empress of Blandings herself (the fattest pig in Shropshire and surely all England), the whole world of Blandings Castle is spread out for our delectation: the engagingly dotty Lord Emsworth and his enterprising brother Galahad, his terrifying sister Lady Constance, Beach the butler (his voice 'like tawny port made audible'), James Wellbeloved, the gifted but not always sober pigman, and Lord Emsworth's secretary the Efficient Baxter, with gleaming spectacles, whose attempts to bring order to the Castle always end in disarray. Lurking in the wings is Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe of Matchingham Hall, the neighbour with designs on the Prize which must surely belong to the Empress. As Evelyn Waugh wrote, 'The gardens of Blandings Castle are that original garden from which we are all exiled.' This omnibus contains Something Fresh, Summer Lightning and three short stories.

Big Money

Big Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Most of the big money belongs to Torquil Paterson Frisby, the dyspeptic American millionaire - but that doesn't stop him wanting more out of it. His niece, the beautiful Ann Moon, is engaged to 'Biscuit', Lord Biskerton, who doesn't have very much of the stuff and so he has to escape to Valley Fields to hide from his creditors. Meanwhile, his old schoolfriend Berry Conway, who is working for Frisby, himself falls for Ann - just as Biscuit falls for her friend Kitchie Valentine. In this typically hilarious novel by the master of light comedy, life can sometimes become a little complicated. Oh, and Berry has been left a lot of shares in the Dream Come True copper mine. Of course they're worthless... aren't they?

Laughing Gas

Laughing Gas

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether. Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap. Laughing Gas is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.

The World of Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

The World of Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus 'Jeeves knows his place, and it is between the covers of a book.' This is an omnibus of wonderful Jeeves and Wooster stories, specially selected and introduced by Wodehouse himself, who was struck by the size of his selection and described it as almost the ideal paperweight. As he wrote: 'I find it curious, now that I have written so much about him, to recall how softly and undramatically Jeeves first entered my little world. Characteristically, he did not thrust himself forward. On that occasion, he spoke just two lines. The first was: Mrs Gregson to see you, sir. The second: Very good, sir, which suit will you wear? It was only some time later that the man's qualities dawned upon me. I still blush to think of the off-hand way I treated him at our first encounter...'. This omnibus contains Carry On, Jeeves, The Inimitable Jeeves, Very Good, Jeeves and the short stories 'Jeeves Makes an Omelette' and 'Jeeves and the Greasy Bird'.

The Adventures of Sally

The Adventures of Sally

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A P.G Wodehouse novel If you come into a lot of money, life becomes easier, right? No, wrong - at least for Sally Nicholas, whose generosity of spirit immediately runs into all the slings and arrows outrageous fortune can send. Her handsome fiance turns out not to be all he seems - and then there is the show he's written, which Sally puts on in the theatre. No, in this delightful early novel from the master of Englsih comedy, life is not straightforward at all. But waiting in the wings is Ginger Kemp, who really does adore her, seems to make a hash of everything he tries and yet is always ready to try something else. If money becomes a problem, perhaps Ginger will provide a solution.

A Damsel in Distress

A Damsel in Distress

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Lady Maud, the spirited young daughter of the Earl of Marshmoreton, is confined to her home, Belpher Castle in Hampshire, under aunt's orders because of an unfortunate infatuation. Enter our hero, George Bevan, an American who writes songs for musicals and is so smitten with Maud that he descends on Hampshire's rolling acres to see off his rival and claim her heart. Meanwhile, in the great Wodehousian tradition, the Earl of Marshmoreton just wants a quiet life pottering in his garden, supported by his portly butler Keggs and free from the demands of his bossy sister and his silly-ass son. It is a sunny story which involves misunderstandings, butlers and gentle hearts torn asunder only to be reunited at last. This delightful novel which was twice filmed (once as a musical starring Fred Astaire) has all the wit and lightness of touch that we expect from the great comic writer.

Summer Moonshine

Summer Moonshine

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

Poor Sir Buckstone Abbott, Bart! Not only does he own in Walsingford Hall, one of the least attractive stately homes in the country, but he has to take in paying guests to keep it upright. So when it seems a rich (if not very nice) continental princess might buy it, he's overjoyed - particularly as he's being rooked by the publisher of his sporting memoirs. His daughter Jane comes up trumps in the company of the playwright Joe - but not before engagements are broken and fortunes lost and made. Another delightful novel form the master of the Engllish comedy, Wodehoues deftly unties all the knots he had so cleverly tied around his characters in the first place.

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel The peaceful slumber of the Worcester village of Rudge-in-the-Vale is about to be rudely disrupted. First there's a bitter feud between peppery Colonel Wyvern and the Squire of Rudge Hall, rich but miserly Lester Carmody. Second, that arch-villain Chimp Twist has opened a health farm - and he and Soapy and Dolly Molloy are planning a fake burglary so Lester can diddle his insurance company. After the knockout drops are served, things get a little complicated. But will Lester's nephew John win over his true love, Colonel Wyvern's daughter Pat, and restore tranquillity to the idyll? It's a close-run thing...

The Small Bachelor

The Small Bachelor

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel It's America during Prohibition and shy young George Finch is setting out as an artist - without the encumbrance of a shred of talent. George falls in love with Molly, whose imperious stepmother Mrs Waddington insists he's not the man to marry the stepdaughter of one of New York's most fashionable hostesses. Poor George - he doesn't seem to stand a chance. How George eventually triumphs over the bossy Mrs Waddington makes for a dizzying plot featuring some of Wodehouse's most appealing minor characters - Mullett the butler and his light-fingered girlfriend Fanny, J. Hamilton Beamish, author of the dynamic Beamish Booklets, Officer Garroway the poetic policeman, and Sigsbee H. Waddington, the hen-pecked husband who longs for the wide open spaces of the West. Oh, and does Prohibition mean there's no booze? In a Wodehouse novel? You'll have to wait and see...

Doctor Sally

Doctor Sally

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2008

When Bill Bannister meets Dr Sally Smith, love blossoms immediately. Unfortunately there is just the small problem of Lottie Higginbotham, former actress, serial bride and human fireball, with whom Bill is already involved.The well-meaning interference of Bill's old friend, Squiffy Tidmouth, once married to Lottie, only complicates matters further, until everything is straightened out in a series of comic encounters at Bill's ancestral home and everyone lives happily ever after.

Inimitable Jeeves

Inimitable Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2008

When Bingo falls in love at a Camberwell subscription dance and Bertie Wooster drops into the mulligatawny, there's work for a wet nurse. Who better than Jeeves? This is the first Jeeves and Wooster story "e;Plum"e; ever wrote. Wodehouse weaves his wit through a wide collection of terrifying aunts, miserly uncles, love-sick friends, and unwanted fiances. Bertie gets into a bit of trouble when one of his pals, Bingo Little, starts to fall in love with every second girl he lays his eyes on. But the soup gets really thick when Bingo decides to marry one of them and enlists Bertie's help. Luckily, he has the inimitable Jeeves to pull him out of it.

Meet Mr Mulliner

Meet Mr Mulliner

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

A Mulliner collection In the Angler's Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse's greatest raconteurs. Mr Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behaviour of his far-flung family: in particular there's Wilfred, inventor of Raven Gypsy face-cream and Snow of the Mountain Lotion, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance. Its explosive effects on a shy young curate and then the higher clergy is gravely revealed. Then there's his cousin James, the detective-story writer, who has inherited a cottage more haunted than anything in his own imagination. And Isadore Zinzinheimer, head of the Bigger, Better & Brighter Motion Picture Company. Tall tales all - but among Wodehouse's best.

Mr Mulliner Speaking

Mr Mulliner Speaking

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

A Mulliner collection In the bar-parlour of the Angler's Rest, Mr Mulliner tells his amazing tales, which hold his audience of drinkers (referred to only as Pints of Stout and Whiskies-and-Splash) in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to The Man Who Gave Up Smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers Something Squishy on a silver salver ('Your serpent, Sir,' said the voice of Simmons) -- and experience the dreadful Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations, making for a vintage collection of hilarious Wodehouse.

Uncle Dynamite

Uncle Dynamite

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

The uncle in question is Frederick Altamount Cornwallis, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, an old boy of such a sunny and youthful nature that explosions of sweetness and light detonate all around him (in the course, it must be said, of a plot that involves blackmail, impersonation, knock-out drops, stealing, arrests and potential jewel-smuggling). This is Wodehouse at his very best, with sundered lovers, explorers, broke publishers and irascible aristocrats all eventually yielding to the magic, ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous touch of Uncle Fred. It is, as Richard Usborne writes, 'a brilliantly sustained rattle of word-perfect dialogue and narrative topping a very complicated and well-controlled plot'.

Mulliner Nights

Mulliner Nights

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

A Mulliner collection A private detective who can make the guilty confess simply by smiling at them. An artist so intimidated by his morally impeccable cat that he feels compelled to wear formal attire at dinner. A devotee of Proust whose life is turned upside down when he inadvertently subscribes to a correspondence course on How to Acquire Complete Self-Confidence and an Iron Will. These are just a few of the many members of the eccentric Mulliner clan whose lives and exploits are laid before the regulars of the Angler's Rest by that doyen of raconteurs, Mr Mulliner, in a series of hilarious and beautifully turned short stories where lunacy and comic exuberance reign supreme.

Cocktail Time

Cocktail Time

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

An Uncle Fred novel Frederick, Earl of Ickenham, remains young at heart. So it is for him the act of a moment to lean out of the Drones Club window with a catapult and ping the silk top-hat off his grumpy in-law, the distinguished barrister Sir Raymond Bastable - but unfortunately things don't end there. The sprightly earl finds that his action has inspired a scandalous bestseller and a film script - but this is as nothing compared with the entangled fates of the couples that surround him. In this delightful novel by the master of comic fiction, Uncle Fred will discover that only he, with his fabled sweetness and light can save the day.

The Luck of the Bodkins

The Luck of the Bodkins

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Seize this wonderful chance to embark on a Wodehousian voyage on the luxurious liner S.S. Atlantic - in the company of Monty Bodkin, whose passion for Gertrude Butterwick knows no bounds (except those set by the wild-at-heart Hollywood starlet Lotus Blossom and her pet alligator). Also aboard are a movie mogul, the centre-forward for the All-England ladies hockey team and the two Tennyson brothers (one of whom has been mistaken for the late poet laureate and given a fat movie contract...). Also a chatty steward, and a mouse doll in which all manner of things can be hidden. This hilarious comic novel is Wodehouse at full sail - a voyage of pure delight.

Heavy Weather

Heavy Weather

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/05/2008

In this story, an engagingly vague Lord Emsworth battles to prevent a pig-napping, Lord Tillbury lurks, desperate to filch Gally Threepwood's sensational memoirs, and those formidable sisters, Julia and Constance, will do anything to sabotage the nuptials of Ronnie Fish and chorus girl Sue. Also thrown into the proverbial mix are: Parsloe-Parsloe, Monty Bodkin and Percy Pilbeam. Confused? So is Beach the butler, drawn into events by a heady cocktail of loyalty and self-interest. But surely, the storm will conk out and the thunder will grumble away...This is Wodehouse's comic genius at its most magical, so expect sunshine - and even a bally rainbow - when the weather lightens and all the confusions of the castle are finally resolved. Pip, pip! Martin Jarvis inhabits this masterpiece of cross-purposes with dazzling vocal dexterity, adding another laugh-out-loud performance to his many Wodehouse readings.

Nothing Serious

Nothing Serious

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Further stories of members of the Drones Club and several adventures related by the Oldest Member of the golf club. Many old friends reappear - Bingo Little and Mrs Bingo, Freddie Widgeon, Ambrose Gussett, Agnes Flack, Horace Bewstridge and many more. Including: The Shadow Passes. Bramley is so Bracing. Up From the Depths. Feet of Clay. Excelsior. Rodney Has a Relapse. Tangled Hearts. Birth of a Salesman. How's That, Umpire? Success Story.

Psmith, Journalist

Psmith, Journalist

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Psmith helps acting editor Billy Windsor change the image of Cosy Moments magazine and they are stalked by gangsters when their expose of slum tenements angers an unscrupulous landlord.

The Clicking of Cuthbert

The Clicking of Cuthbert

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Golf collection The Oldest Member knows everything that has ever happened on the golf course - and a great deal more besides. Take the story of Cuthbert, for instance. He's helplessly in love with Adeline, but what use are his holes in one when she's in thrall to Culture and prefers rising young writers to winners of the French Open? But enter a Great Russian Novelist with a strange passion, and Cuthbert's prospects are transformed. Then look at what happens to young Mitchell Holmes, who misses short putts because of the uproar of the butterflies in the adjoining meadows. His career seems on the skids - but can golf redeem it? In this collection, the kindly but shrewd gaze of the Oldest Member picks out some of the funniest stories Wodehouse ever wrote.

Something Fresh (Blandings Castle)

Something Fresh (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

This is the first Blandings novel, In whuch P.G. Wodehouse intorduces us to the delightfully dotty Lord Emsworth, his bone-headed younger son, the Hon. Freddie Threepwood, his log-suffering secretary, the Efficient Baxter, and Beach the Blandings butler. As Wodehouse wrote, 'without at least one imposter on the premises, Blandings Castle is never itself'. In Something Fresh there are two, each with an eye on a valuable Egytian amulet which Lord Emsworth has acquired without quite realizing how it came into his pocket. But of course things get a lot more complicated than this...

Uncle Fred in the Springtime (Blandings Castle)

Uncle Fred in the Springtime (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Blandings novel Uncle Fred is one of the hottest earls who ever donned a coronet. Or as he crisply puts it, 'There are no limits, literally none, to what I can achieve in the springtime.' Even so, his gifts are stretched to the limit when he is urged by Lord Emsworth to save his prize pig, the Empress of Blandings, from the enforced slimming cure of the haughty Duke of Dunstable. Pongo Twistleton knows his debonair but wild uncle shouldn't really be allowed at large - especially when disguised as a brain surgeon. He fears the worst. And in yet another brilliant novel by the master of English comedy, Pongo will soon find his fears are amply justified.

Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Right Ho, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

`Sublime comic genius' Ben Elton `P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century' Sebastian Faulks Bertie is feeling most put-out when he finds that his friend Gussie is seeking relationship advice from Jeeves. Meanwhile Aunt Dahlia has asked Bertie to present awards at a school prize-giving ceremony. In a stroke of genius, Bertie realises he can kill two birds with one stone, palming off his prize-giving duties to Gussie by assuring him that the object of his affections will be there. Several terrible misunderstandings later and facing chaos, Bertie turns, yet again, to Jeeves who swiftly and ingeniously saves the day. `I'm a huge fan. Wodehouse writes proper jokes' Jennifer Saunders

The Mating Season (Jeeves & Wooster)

The Mating Season (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster novel At Deverill Hall, an idyllic Tudor manor in the picture-perfect village of King's Deverill, impostors are in the air. The prime example is man-about-town Bertie Wooster, doing a good turn to Gussie Fink-Nottle by impersonating him while he enjoys fourteen days away from society after being caught taking an unscheduled dip in the fountains of Trafalgar Square. Bertie is of course one of nature's gentlemen, but the stakes are high: if all is revealed, there's a danger that Gussie's simpering fiancee Madeline may turn her wide eyes on Bertie instead. It's a brilliant plan - until Gussie himself turns up, imitating Bertram Wooster. After that, only the massive brain of Jeeves (himself in disguise) can set things right.

Ukridge

Ukridge

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse collection Money makes the world go round for Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge - and when there isn't enough of it, the world just has to spin a bit faster. Ever on the lookout for a quick buck, a solid gold fortune, or at least a plausible little scrounge, the irrepressible Ukridge gives con men a bad name. Looking like an animated blob of mustard in his bright yellow raincoat, he invests time, passion and energy (but seldom actual cash) in a series of increasingly bizarre money-making schemes. Finance for a dog college? It's yours. Shares in an accident syndicate? Easily arranged. Promoting a kind-hearted heavyweight boxer? A snip. Poor Corky Corcoran, Ukridge's old school chum and confidant, trails through these pages in the ebullient wake of Wodehouse's most disreputable but endearing hero and hopes to escape with his shirt at least.

Leave it to Psmith

Leave it to Psmith

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Mulliner collection In the Angler's Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse's greatest raconteurs. Mr Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behaviour of his far-flung family: in particular there's Wilfred, inventor of Raven Gypsy face-cream and Snow of the Mountain Lotion, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance. Its explosive effects on a shy young curate and then the higher clergy is gravely revealed. Then there's his cousin James, the detective-story writer, who has inherited a cottage more haunted than anything in his own imagination. And Isadore Zinzinheimer, head of the Bigger, Better & Brighter Motion Picture Company. Tall tales all - but among Wodehouse's best.

The Heart of a Goof

The Heart of a Goof

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Golf collection From his favourite chair on the terrace above the ninth hole, The Oldest Member tells a series of hilarious golfing stories. From Evangeline, Bradbury Fisher's fifth wife and a notorious 'golfing giggler', to poor Rollo Podmarsh whose game was so unquestionably inept that 'he began to lose his appetite and would moan feebly at the sight of a poached egg', the game of golf, its players and their friends and enemies are here shown in all their comic glory. One of Wodehouse's funniest books, The Heart of Goof is a collection of peerlessly comic short stories.

Carry On, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Carry On, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

`The finest and funniest words from the finest and funniest writer the past century ever knew' Stephen Fry `Wodehouse was an incomparable and tireless genius - perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and sizes!' Kate Mosse From the moment Jeeves cures Bertie of a raging hangover with his own concoction of Worcestershire sauce and tomato juice, they become steadfast partners. Whether it is fixing a plan-gone-wrong, or solving his friends' love lives, Jeeves is Bertie's unfaltering aide through a series of accidental - and self-imposed - misadventures in this collection of ten uproarious short stories. `The funniest English novelist who ever wrote' Susan Hill

Very Good, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Very Good, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster collection An outstanding collection of Jeeves stories, every one a winner, in which Jeeves endeavours to give satisfaction: By saving a grumpy cabinet minister from being marooned and attacked by a swan - in the process saving Bertie Wooster from his impending doom...By rescuing Bingo Little and Tuppy Glossop from the soup (twice each)...By arranging rather too many performances of the song 'Sonny Boy' to a not very appreciative audience...And by a variety of other sparkling stratagems that should reduce you to helpless laughter. This early collection shows P.G.Wodehouse at the top of his game, writing with sublime wit and delicacy of plotting.

Joy in the Morning (Jeeves & Wooster)

Joy in the Morning (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster novel Trapped in rural Steeple Bumpleigh, a man less stalwart than Bertie Wooster would probably give way at the knees. For among those present were Florence Craye, to whom Bertie had once been engaged and her new fiance 'Stilton' Cheesewright, who sees Bertie as a snake in the grass. And that biggest blot on the landscape, Edwin the Boy Scout, who is busy doing acts of kindness out of sheer malevolence. All Bertie's forebodings are fully justified. For in his efforts to oil the wheels of commerce, promote the course of true love and avoid the consequences of a vendetta, he becomes the prey of all and sundry. In fact only Jeeves can save him...

Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Thank You, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

`The ultimate in comfort reading' Marian Keyes `The funniest writer ever to put words on paper' Hugh Laurie The odds are stacked against Chuffy when he falls head over heels for American heiress Pauline Stoker. Who better to help him win her over but Jeeves, the perfect gentleman's gentleman. But when Bertie, Pauline's ex-fiance finds himself caught up in the fray, much to his consternation, even Jeeves struggles to get Chuffy his fairy-tale ending. `Wodehouse was quite simply the bee's knees. And then some' Joseph Connolly

Blandings Castle and Elsewhere (Blandings Castle)

Blandings Castle and Elsewhere (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Blandings collection The ivied walls of Blandings Castle have seldom glowed as sunnily as in these wonderful stories - but there are snakes in the rolling parkland ready to nip Clarence, the absent-minded Ninth Earl of Emsworth, when he least expects it. 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.

Summer Lightning (Blandings Castle)

Summer Lightning (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Blandings novel The Empress of Blandings, prize-winning pig and all-consuming passion of Clarence, Ninth Earl of Emsworth, has disappeared. Blandings Castle is in uproar and there are suspects a-plenty - from Galahad Threepwood (who is writing memoirs so scandalous they will rock the aristocracy to its foundations) to the Efficient Baxter, chilling former secretary to Lord Emsworth. Even Beach the Butler seems deeply embroiled. And what of Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, Clarence's arch-rival, and his passion for prize-winning pigs? This comic masterpiece is vintage Blandings, and P.G. Wodehouse at his best.

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

It takes a lot of effort for Jimmy Crocker to become Piccadilly Jim - nights on the town roistering, headlines in the gossip columns, a string of broken hearts and breaches of promise. Eventually he bacomes rather good at it and manages to go to pieces with his eyes open. But no sooner has Jimmy cut wild swathe through fashionable London than his terrifying Aunt Nesta decides he must mend his ways. He then falls in love with the girl he has hurt most of all, and after that things get complicated. In a dizzying plot, impersonations pile on impersonations so that (for reasons that will become clear, we promise) Jimmy ends up having to pretend he's himself. Piccadilly Jim is one of P.G. Wodehouse's most renowned early comic novels, and has been filmed three times.

Full Moon (Blandings Castle)

Full Moon (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

A Blandings novel When the moon is full at Blandings, strange things happen: among them the commissioning of a portrait of The Empress, twice in succession winner in the Fat Pigs Class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show. What better choice of artist, in Lord Emsworth's opinion, than Landseer. The renowned painter of The Stag at Bay may have been dead for decades, but that doesn't prevent Galahad Threepwood from introducing him to the castle - or rather introducing Bill Lister, Gally's godson, so desperately in love with Prudence that he's determined to enter Blandings in yet another imposture. Add a gaggle of fearsome aunts, uncles and millionaires, mix in Freddie Threepwood, Beach the Butler and the gardener McAllister, and the moon is full indeed.

The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves & Wooster)

The Code of the Woosters (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

`Paper has rarely been put to better use than printing Wodehouse' Caitlin Moran `To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language' Ben Schott Aunt Dahlia has tasked Bertie with purloining an antique cow creamer from Totleigh Towers. In order to do so, Jeeves hatches a scheme whereby Bertie must charm the droopy and altogether unappealing Madeline and face the wrath of would-be dictator Roderick Spode. Though the prospect fills him with dread, when duty calls, Bertie will answer, for Aunt Dahlia will not be denied. In a plot that swiftly becomes rife with mishaps, it is Jeeves who must extract his master from trouble. Again. `Line for line, no other author brings me as much pleasure' Joe Dunthorne

The Girl in Blue

The Girl in Blue

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2008

A P.G. Wodehouse novel Young Jerry West has a few problems. His uncle Crispin is broke and employs a butler who isn't all he seems. His other uncle Willoughby is rich but won't hand over any of his inheritance. And to cap it all, although already engaged, Jerry has just fallen in love with the wonderful Jane Hunnicutt, whom he's just met on jury service. But she's an heiress, and that's a problem too - because even if he can extricate himself from his grasping fiancee Jerry can't be a gold-digger. Enter The Girl in Blue - a Gainsborough miniature which someone has stolen from Uncle Willoughby. Jerry sets out on a mission to find her - and somehow hilariously in the process everything comes right.

Bill the Conqueror

Bill the Conqueror

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2008

Sir George was disappointed in his son, he was not a chip off the old block and lacked the aggressive drive required of a business tycoon. So why not marry him off to Felicia she has plenty of spark and could manage any man, all was going well until the arrival from New York of Bill West. Felicia - a sprightly girl calculated to put the stuffing into any man - is about to be married off to the dreary Roderick Pyke when Bill arrives from New York and she suddenly recognizes in him the man for whom she should forsake all others.

Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2008

A butler named Keggs who, having overheard the planning of a scheme, later decides to try and make money out of his knowledge. It features Percy Pilbeam, the unscrupulous head of the Argus Detective Agency, who first appeared in Bill the Conqueror (1924) and was in several other Wodehouse books, including a visit to Blandings Castle in Summer Lightning (1929).

Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves & Wooster)

Jeeves in the Offing (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster novel Jeeves is on holiday in Herne Bay, and while he's away the world caves in on Bertie Wooster. For a start, he's astonished to read in The Times of his engagement to the mercurial Bobbie Wickham. Then at Brinkley Court, his Aunt Dahlia's establishment, he finds his awful former head master in attendance ready to award the prizes at Market Snodsbury Grammar School. And finally the Brinkley butler turns out for reasons of his own to be Bertie's nemesis in disguise, the brain surgeon Sir Roderick Glossop. With all occasions informing against him, Bertie has to hightail it to Herne Bay to liberate Jeeves from his shrimping net. And after that, the fun really starts.

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (Jeeves & Wooster)

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster novel Bertie Wooster has been overdoing metropolitan life a bit, and the doctor orders fresh air in the depths of the country. But after moving with Jeeves to his cottage at Maiden Eggesford, Bertie soon finds himself surrounded by aunts - not only his redoubtable Aunt Dahlia but an aunt of Jeeves's too. Add a hyper-sensitive racehorse, a very important cat and a decidedly bossy fiancee - and all the ingredients are present for a plot in which aunts can exert their terrible authority. But Jeeves, of course, can cope with everything - even aunts, and even the country. The final Jeeves and Wooster novel shows P.G. Wodehouse still able to delight, well into his nineties.

Service with a Smile (Blandings Castle)

Service with a Smile (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Blandings novel As a peer of the realm, Clarence, Ninth Earl of Emsworth, has an occasional duty to leave the Empress of Blandings, surely the most considerable pig in the whole world, and travel to London for the opening of parliament. It comes hard to him, for he has a proper sense of the priorities in life, which rate pigs and flowerbeds higher than politicians. But no sooner has he returned to Blandings than his real problems begin: the dastardly Duke of Dunstable is out to steal the Empress. His sister Lady Constance has inflicted on him a particularly nasty new secretary. And the Church Lads' Brigade are camped all over his lawns. Thank God for the Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, whose own particularly devious brand of sweetness and light aims to banish blackmailers and pig-stealers and restore true love all over the castle grounds.

A Pelican at Blandings (Blandings Castle)

A Pelican at Blandings (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Blandings novel Unwelcome guests are descending on Blandings Castle - particularly the overbearing Duke of Dunstable, who settles in the Garden Suite with no intention of leaving, and Lady Constance, Lord Emsworth's sister and a lady of firm disposition, who arrives unexpectedly from New York. Skulduggery is also afoot involving the sale of a modern nude painting (mistaken by Lord Emsworth for a pig). It's enough to take the noble earl on the short journey to the end of his wits. Luckily Clarence's brother Galahad Threepwood, cheery survivor of the raffish Pelican Club, is on hand to set things right, restore sundered lovers and even solve all the mysteries.

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (Jeeves & Wooster)

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster novel The beefy 'Stilton' Cheesewright has drawn Bertie Wooster as red-hot favourite in the Drones club annual darts tournament - which is lucky for Bertie because otherwise Stilton would have beaten him to a pulp and buttered the lawn with him. Stilton does not, after all like men who he thinks are trifling with his fiancee's affections. Meanwhile Bertie has committed a more heinous offence by growing a moustache, and Jeeves strongly disapproves - which is unfortunate, because Jeeves's feudal spirit is desperately needed. Bertie's Aunt Dahlia is trying to sell her magazine Milady's Boudoir to the Trotter Empire and still keep her amazing chef Anatole out of Lady Trotter's clutches. And Bertie? Bertie simply has to try to hold onto his moustache and hope he gets to the end in one piece.

Pigs Have Wings (Blandings Castle)

Pigs Have Wings (Blandings Castle)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Blandings novel Can the Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood, Beach the butler and others have put their shirt on this, and for Lord Emsworth it will be paradise on earth. But a substantial obstacle lurks in the way: Queen of Matchingham, the new sow of Sir Gregory Parsloe Bart. Galahad knows this pretender to the crown must be pignapped. But can the Empress in turn avoid a similar fate? In this classic Blandings novel, pigs rise above their bulk to vanish and reappear in the most unlikely places, while young lovers are crossed and recrossed in every room in Blandings Castle.

Much Obliged, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Much Obliged, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Jeeves and Wooster novel Just as Bertie Wooster is a member of the Drones Club, Jeeves has a club of his own, the Junior Ganymede, exclusively for butlers and gentlemen's gentlemen. In its inner sanctum is kept the Book of Revelations, where the less than perfect habits of their employers are lovingly recorded. The book is, of course, pure dynamite. So what happens when it disappears into potentially hostile hands? Tossed about in the resulting whirlwind you'll find lots of Wodehouse's favourite characters - and a welcome return to Market Snodsbury, in the middle of one of the most chaotic elections of modern times.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

`A comic master' David Walliams `P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection' Julian Fellowes Bertie's friend `Stinker Pinker' needs his help. But helping his friend means venturing back into the dreaded Totleigh Towers and facing Sir Watkyn Bassett, his ghastly daughter Madeline and would-be dictator Roderick Spode once more. Despite having sworn never to set foot in there again, Bertie, true to form, answers the call of friendship. But even the best-laid plans can go awry and, as usual, the only one who can set this frightful adventure straight is Jeeves. `Wodehouse is so utterly, properly, simply funny' Adele Parks

Ring for Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Ring for Jeeves (Jeeves & Wooster)

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/01/2008

A Jeeves novel Captain Biggar, big-game hunter and all round tough guy, should make short work of the two bookies who have absconded with his winnings after a freak double made him a fortune. But on this occasion Honest Patch Perkins and his clerk are not as they seem. In fact they're not bookies at all, but the impoverished Bill Belfry, Ninth Earl of Rowcester and his temporary butler, Jeeves. Bertie Wooster has gone away to a special school teaching the aristocracy to fend for itself 'in case the social revolution sets in with even greater severity'. But Jeeves will prove just as resourceful without his young master, and brilliant brainwork may yet square the impossible circle for all concerned.

Summer Lightning

Summer Lightning

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/11/2007

Another laugh-aloud story of Blandings Castle, from one of the greatest humorists ever, P.G. Wodehouse. Read with masterly wit and style by highly-acclaimed British actor Martin Jarvis. Clarence, the amiable dotty ninth Earl of Emsworth, dotes on his prize-winning pig, Empress of Blandings. His old roue brother, Galahad, fears that Clarence's rival, Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, is planning to nobble the Empress to prevent her taking the County prize once again. Parsloe lives in equal fear of Gally publishing scandalous tales of their wild younger days in his memoirs. Lady Constance, Clarence's formidable sister, is determined to stop publication. The castle is soon overrun with manuscript thieves! Romance also pervades the balmy air: Clarence's feisty niece Millicent loves handsome but penniless Hugo; gorgeous chorus girl Sue adores vapid Ronnie Fish. Thus, with the additional excitement of pig-napping, private detection and public absurdity - all overseen by Beach, the mountainous butler - the scene is set. Will love find a way? Of course; but so will sublime comedy, in this dazzling work of genius.

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Aunts Aren't Gentlemen

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2007

On doctor's orders, Bertie Wooster retires to the village of Maiden Eggesford but his rest-cure is interrupted by Aunt Dahlia who wants him to nobble a racehorse, Vanessa Cook who wants him to act as go-between for her and Orlo Porter -and Orlo Porter himself who would tear Bertie limb from limb if he ever discovered that Bertie and Vanessa were once engaged. Throw in a dotty explorer, an unreliable poacher, an irascible father and the stable cat, and the stage is set for a sublime farce

Plum Pie

Plum Pie

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

A collection of stories featuring familiar Wodehouse characters includes Jeeves and Wooster, Ukridge and his fearsome Aunt Julia, Bingo Little and his wife, romantic novelist Rosie M. Banks, twin Mulliner brothers George (the screenwriter) and Alfred (the conjuror),Galahad Threepwood, dotty Lord Emsworth and his younger son Freddie, the dog-biscuit salesman. In between stories, their creator explores some of the more extraordinary items in the American news of his day.

The Girl on the Boat

The Girl on the Boat

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2007

When Sam Marlowe falls in love with his cousin's sparky ex-fiancee he finds himself up against stiff opposition from her millionaire father, her father's best friend and the best friend's son for whom she is destined, all of them travelling together aboard the RMS Atlantic. Nothing daunted, Sam perseveres in his suit: though he fails at sea he eventually triumphs on land. This Anglo-American musical comedy in prose begins in New York, crosses the Atlantic in leisurely fashion and ends in an English country house where all manner of things go bump in the night.

The Best of Wodehouse

The Best of Wodehouse

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2007

P.G. Wodehouse was, by common consent, the most brilliant writer of English comedy in the 20th century, equally celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. He achieved the unusual distinction of combining the widest possible popularity with the highest literary standards, attracting both the devotion of readers and the respect of his peers from Hilaire Belloc to Graham Greene. Several of his characters have already entered popular mythology. This anthology includes two novels, fourteen short stories and extracts from Wodehouse's autobiography. The Code of the Woosters was written in 1938 when Wodehouse was at the height of his powers. The vintage plot involves Bertie Wooster attempting to steal a cream jug from a country house at the behest of his aunt Dahlia - or, as Bertiehimself puts it, 'the sinister affair of Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeleine Bassett, old Pop bassett, Stiffy Byng, the Rev H.P. ('Stinker') Pinker, the eighteenth-century cow-creamer and the small, brown, leather-covered notebook.' The outcome is a dazzlingly intricate plot and a wonderfully satisfying farce. Uncle Fred in the Springtime, published in 1939, brings one of the author's favourite characters, Uncle Fred aka Lord Ickenham, to his most celebrated comic location, Blandings Castle, where the dastardly Duke of Dunstable is again attempting to steal Lord Emsworth's prize pig. Called in to thwart the duke, Uncle Fred poses as pompous 'looney-doctor' Sir Roderick Glossop, with complicated results. The short stories feature all Wodehouse's most famous creations - Jeeves and Wooster, Ukridge, Bingo Little, Mr Mulliner, the Earls of Emsworth and Ickenham. Finally, extracts from Over Seventy, a memoir as amusing and beautifully written as the novels, offer an insight into the attitudes and working habits of a very private man.

Sam the Sudden

Sam the Sudden

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2007

Not-so-fresh off the tramp steamer from America, Sam Shotter settles in the sleepy suburb of Valley Fields. His pastoral peace is short-lived, however, when Soapy Molloy, Dolly the Dip, and Chimp Twist arrive on the scene looking for two million dollars they seem to have mislaid in the vicinity. Not only does Sam discover he's living right bang next door to the girl of his dreams, but he's sitting, rather embarrassingly, on a goldmine. Some rather superior sleuthing will be required.

Big Money

Big Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2007

LORD BISKERTON, son and heir of the sixth Earl of Hoddesdon, and known to his friends as Biscuit, had red hair, a preliminary scenario for a moustache and a noble determination to escape the disgrace of work. His friend Berry Conway, however, had succumbed to economic pressure and become the secretary to T. Paterson Frisby, a dyspeptic American who had twenty million and loved every cent of it. When Biscuit and Berry pooled ideas for their mutual betterment, and one idea concerned Ann Moon, Frisby's beautiful niece and heiress, they had to lean heavily on Aunt Vera, an old campaigner in the field of love. How Uncle Paterson was caught short and rushed to cover, while Aunt Vera hedged the market with a double play and salted down two money-making engagements for the House of Hoddesdon, is one of the most irresistible tales of the one and only P. G.

Money For Nothing

Money For Nothing

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2007

The action is mostly set at Rudge Hall, home to the obese miser Lester Carmody, and at Healthward Ho, a health farm run by 'Chimp Twist, along with his cohorts 'Soapy' and 'Dolly' Molloy. who were all previously encountered in Sam The Sudden (1925) and would return in Money in the Bank (1946). Hugo Camody, Lester's nephew, and his friend Ronnie Fish, would appear later in Blandings Castle, home of Ronnie's uncle Lord Emsworth, in Summer Lightening (1929) and Heavy Weather (1933)

The Inimitable Jeeves

The Inimitable Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2007

Typical. Just when Bertie thinks that God's in his heaven and all's right with the world, things start to go wrong again... There's young Bingo Little, who's in love for the umpteenth time and needs Bertie to put in a good word for him with his uncle; Aunt Agatha, who forces Bertie to get engaged to the formidable Honoria Glossop; and the troublesome twins, Claude and Eustace, whose antics when let loose in London know no bounds. Add to that some friction in the Wooster home over a red cummerbund, purple socks and some snazzy old Etonian spats, and poor Bertie's really in the soup... Only one man can save the day - the inimitable Jeeves. Characters Bertie Wooster - Narrator who went to school with Bingo. Won a prize at his first school for the best collection of wild flowers. Jeeves - Bertie's valet who has an aunt who loves the romantic novels of Rosie M. Banks Bingo Little - Mortimer's nephew who loves Mabel. Tells his uncle that Bertie is really Rosie M. Banks. Mabel - Waitress in a tea shop Mortimer Little - Retired fat businessman who owned Little's Liniment - It Limbers Up the Legs. He is a gourmet. Jane Watson - Mortimer's cook engaged to Jeeves, but not for long

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Containing drafts of stories later rewritten for other collections (including Carry On, Jeeves), My Man Jeeves offers a fascinating insight into the genesis of comic literature's most celebrated double-act. All the stories are set in New York, four of them featuring Jeeves and Wooster themselves; the rest concerning Reggie Pepper, an earlier version of Bertie. Plots involve the usual cast of amiable young clots, choleric millionaires, chorus-girls and vulpine aunts, but towering over them all is the inscrutable figure of Jeeves, manipulating the action from behind the scenes. Early or not, these stories are masterly examples of Wodehouse's art,turning the most ordinary incidents into golden farce.

Uncle Dynamite

Uncle Dynamite

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Although the story of Uncle Dynamite concerns Bill Oakshott's struggle to find ways of getting his girl while financing his inheritance at Ashenden Manor, the real hero of the book is Frederick Altamont Cornwallis, fifth Earl of Ickenham. This noble lord describes himself as 'one of the hottest earls that ever donned a coronet' and he was also one of his creator's favourite characters, featuring in three other novels. Lord Ickenham sees it as his mission to bring a little joy into the lives of others, and on this occasion he surpasses himself.

The Heart of a Goof

The Heart of a Goof

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2006

In nine of Wodehouse's ripest stories from the 1920s, the characters are united by their worship of golf. From Rodney Spelvin, the sickeningly good-looking romantic poet who comes to his senses when he discovers the game, to Rollo Podmarsh, who finishes his round even when he thinks himself fatally poisoned, and Chester Meredith who discovers eloquence on the eighteenth green, we meet the full range of humanity in fair weather and foul. P.G. Wodehouse is recognised as the greatest English comic writer of the twentieth century. His characters and settings have entered our language and our mythology. Launched on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, the Everyman Wodehouse will eventually contain all the novels and stories, edited and reset. Each Everyman volume will be the finest edition of the master ever published.

Clicking of Cuthbert

Clicking of Cuthbert

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Who but P. G. Wodehouse could have extracted high comedy from the most noble and ancient game of golf? And who else could have combined this comedy with a real appreciation of the game, drawn from personal experience? Wodehouse's brilliant but human brand of humor is perfectly suited to these stories of love, rivalry, revenge, and fulfillment on the links. While the Oldest Member sits in the clubhouse quoting Marcus Aurelius on patience and wisdom, outside on the green the fiercest human passions burn. All kinds of human life are here, from the cocky professional Sandy McHoots to the shy Ramsden Waters, whose only consolation is golf. And then, of course, there is the young, handsome Cuthbert Banks, who-plus four on the Wood Hills links-cannot seem to win the affections of the girl who has won his heart. Even golf haters will not be able to resist these ten stories that so perfectly blend physical farce with verbal wit and a gallery of unforgettable characters.

Girl on the Boat

Girl on the Boat

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Wilhelmina "e;Billie"e; Bennett, red-haired daughter of American millionaire Rufus, loves golf, dogs and Tennyson-and is to marry Eustace Hignett, the weak, poetry-writing son of Mrs. Horace Hignett, the famous English writer on theosophy. Enter Sam Marlowe, Eustace's cousin, who plays tournament golf, and Jane Hubbard, Billie's big-game-hunting friend, and another romp in the inimitable Wodehouse style unfolds.

Adventures of Sally

Adventures of Sally

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Pretty, impecunious Sally Nicholas never dreamed a fortune could prove a disadvantage, until she becomes an heiress and watches in bewilderment as her orderly existence goes haywire. Coping first with her brother's wild theatrical ambitions, then with the defection of her fiance and his immediate replacement by a much more appropriate but strangely unattractive suitor, Sally finds that life in New York is becoming altogether too complicated and a trip to England only makes the whole situation worse. But just as Sally was concluding that she has disastrously misplaced her bets, it looks as if a piece of speculation on an outsider might just give her adventures a happy ending. P.G. Wodehouse is in sparkling form, in a story set on both sides of the Atlantic in the Roaring Twenties.

Something Fresh

Something Fresh

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Welcome to Blandings Castle, a place that is never itself without an imposter. Wodehouse himself once noted that "e;Blandings has impostors like other houses have mice."e; On this particular occasion there are two, both intent on a dangerous enterprise. Lord Emsworth's secretary, the Efficient Baxter, is on the alert and determined to discover what is afoot-despite the distractions caused by the Honorable Freddie Threepwood's hapless affair of the heart. Freddie is engaged to marry the daughter of a wealthy American who is a passionate collector of ancient Egyptian scarabs. When one goes missing, a thousand-pound reward is offered for its return and Blandings becomes a madhouse as friends turn rivals in the scramble to retrieve the object.

Mating Season

Mating Season

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

When Gussie Fink-Nottle, after a convivial evening with "e;Catsmeat"e; Pinbright, was sentenced to fourteen days for wading in the fountain at Trafalgar Square, Bertie Wooster saw the red light. For Gussie was an expected guest at Deverill Hall, and clearly his enforced absence would give rise to immediate inquiries. From this point it would be but a short step to a complete revelation of the scandalous details of his escapade, and Bertram well knew what would be the effect of this intelligence on Gussie's fiancee, Madeline. As always when a rift appeared in her love affairs, Madeline would transfer her simpering affection to Bertram, and the grim prospect of having to endure the grand passion of this female stimulated Bertie to the sternest of endeavors to forestall catastrophe. But as usual, Bertie's involvement causes further entanglement, which only Jeeves can unravel.

My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

A humorist praised by humorists, P. G. Wodehouse here introduces two of his most beloved characters. My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves. Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is coolheaded and poised. This collection, the first book of Jeeves and Wooster stories, contains eight stories, including "e;Leave It to Jeeves,"e; "e;Helping Freddie,"e; "e;Rallying round Old George,"e; "e;Doing Clarence a Bit of Good,"e; "e;Absent Treatment,"e; and "e;Jeeves and the Hard-Boiled Egg."e;

The Little Nugget

The Little Nugget

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

The Little Nugget

The Little Nugget

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

The Little Nugget (1913) is one of the novels in which Wodehouse found his feet, a light comic thriller set in an English prep school for the children of the nobility and gentry. Into their midst comes eleven-year-old Ogden Ford, the mouthy, overweight, chain-smoking son of an American millionaire. Ogden (whom we meet again in Piccadilly Jim) is the object of a kidnap attempt which forms the basis of the plot. The comedy arises from Wodehouse's favourite topics of Anglo-American misunderstanding and the absurdities of school life.

The Coming Of Bill

The Coming Of Bill

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

The Coming of Bill (1920) is the nearest Wodehouse ever came to a serious novel, although the influence of the musical comedies he was writing at the time is never far away. Bill is the child of Ruth, a spoilt heiress, and Kirk, an impecunious artist of perfect physique. Their marriage has been arranged by Ruth's aunt, a believer in eugenics who then takes charge of the baby. The story, set entirely in New York and Connecticut, concerns the young couple's campaign to retrieve their child from the overbearing Mrs Porter and establish a normal family life. They are eventually successful, but only after a series of comic mishaps in a story which features a galaxyof vintage Wodehouse characters, including the bossy aunt, a tetchy millionaire, a good-natured ex-boxer and an orotund English butler.

Do Butlers Burgle Banks?

Do Butlers Burgle Banks?

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Do Butlers Burgle Banks? (1968) features Mike Bond, the hitherto fortunate owner of Bond's Bank, who finds himself in a spot of trouble so serious that he wants someone to burgle the bank before the trustees inspect it. Fortunately for him, Horace Appleby, currently posing as his butler, is on hand to oblige. For Horace is, in fact, not a butler at all but the best sort of American gangster, prudently concealing himself in an English country house while hiding from his rivals. Looking for peace and safety, Horace is to discover before long that the hot-spots of New York are a whole lot more restful than the English countryside. This is the lightest of light comedies, a Wodehousian souffle from his later years.

Very Good, Jeeves!

Very Good, Jeeves!

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2005

Very Good Jeeves! (1930) is a collection of eleven short stories starring Bertie Wooster in eleven alarming predicaments from which he has to be rescued by his peerless gentleman's gentleman. Whether Bertie is tangling with a red-headed ball of fire such as Roberta Wickham, dealing with an irate headmistress, placating a rampaging aunt, puncturing the wrong hot water bottle, singing 'Sonny Boy', or simply trying to concentrate on his golf handicap, Jeeves is always there to help - though rarely in ways which his employer expects. These brilliantly plotted stories give the essence of Wodehousian comedy.

Jill The Reckless

Jill The Reckless

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2005

When Jill Mariner is arrested for fighting over a parrot and then loses all her money on the same day, she is abandoned by her pompous fiance and goes to stay with her rich relations on Long Island. Uncle Elmer is delighted to see her - until he finds out that Jill is penniless. Heading for New York, she ends up in the chorus of a musical comedy on Broadway where she eventually finds the man of her dreams. A light romantic comedy in Wodehouse's most charming manner.

Mr Mulliner Speaking

Mr Mulliner Speaking

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2005

This book features more stories about the incredible Mulliner clan, following on from Meet Mr Mulliner. This volume includes such classic Wodehouse tales as 'The Man Who Gave Up Smoking', 'The Awful Gladness of the Mater', 'Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court' and 'The Passing of Ambrose'.

Money In The Bank

Money In The Bank

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2005

When George, Viscount Uffenham turns the entire family fortune into diamonds and squirrels them away, naturally he forgets where he has hidden the loot and finds himself compelled to let the family seat to stay afloat. So it is that Mrs Cork's health colony comes into being, providing the perfect setting for crime and young love to flower.

Something Fresh

Something Fresh

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2005

This is the first of the Blandings Castle novels, introducing Lord Emsworth, his family, his secretary - the Efficient Baxter - and the mandatory Wodehouse cast of butlers, aunts, younger sons, detectives, lovers and imposters. Take the 4.15 from Paddington Station to Shropshire and arrive in heaven.

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2004

When a man needs only two hundred pounds to marry his cook and buy a public house, one would expect his life to be trouble free, but the fifth Earl of Shortlands has to reckon with his haughty daughter, Lady Adela, and Mervyn Spink, his butler, who also happens to be his rival in love. Mike Cardinal offers to sort out the problem by pretending to be Stanwood Cobbold but his way is blocked by Spink and reformed burglar, Augustus Robb. Confused? Let P.G.Wodehouse untangle the complications in this light-hearted comedy which ends happily - for almost everyone.

Uneasy Money

Uneasy Money

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2004

These are strange times for the English aristocracy. When hard-up William FitzWilliam Delamere Chalmers, Lord Dawlish - otherwise known as Bill - sets off for America to make a fortune, he does not expect to be left one by an American millionaire with whom he strikes up a passing acquaintance. Honour demands that Bill Dawlish should restore this unexpected windfall to the rightful heirs, but this involves him in complicated adventures with greedy relations, haughty dowagers, dogs, chickens and an angry monkey. Calm is eventually restored but not before Bill has met the woman of his dreams and married her in the church on Fifth Avenue.

Piccadilly Jim

Piccadilly Jim

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2004

This sparkling story of transatlantic manners follows the fortunes of playboy Jimmy Crocker in England and America. When Jimmy falls for a girl in London and vows to reform himself as a result, the quest for love leads him to his Aunt Nesta's house in New York, where his escapades involve impersonating himself and attempting to kidnap Nesta's odious son Ogden - with the boy demanding a cut of the ransom money. A full flush of minor characters - pretentious poets, butlers, boxers, put-upon husbands and Wall Street businessmen - make the comedy crackle as only Wodehouse knew how.

Cocktail Time

Cocktail Time

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2004

Frederick, Earl of Ickenham, is not the man to run away from other people's romantic problems, not even when faced with the tangled relationships of his godson, Johnny, Johnny's girlfriend, Belinda, butler Albert Peasemarch and Peasemarch's beloved, Phoebe, who happens to be the sister of his employer, bad-tempered Sir Raymond `Beefy' Bastable. Sir Raymond is himself in pursuit of Barbara Crowe. Everything turns on the fate of the script for a film called Cocktail-Time by Bastable's nephew, Cosmo Wisdom - but just to stir the mixture a little further, Wodehouse throws in American con-artist Oily Carlisle. Now read on...

Carry On Jeeves

Carry On Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/04/2004

Another excellent installment in the Jeeves and Wooster canon and a bestselling audio. The seven unabridged short stories included here begin with Jeeves' arrival to look after Bertie Wooster, and many take place in the big world of New York City. Enjoy the usual blend of chaos and hilarity read by the superb Martin Jarvis. Martin Jarvis, winner of the first ever Talkies 'Best reader' award, is thoroughly at home with Carry On, Jeeves adding that extra sparkle to Wodehouse's witty words and extracting every nuance of humour from the characters' dialogue and the hilarious narrative.

Much Obliged, Jeeves

Much Obliged, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2004

It is a time of stress at Market Snodsbury as Bertie must protect himself from the affections of Madeline Bassett. Bertie always tries to look on the bright side - only this time there doesn't seem to be one. If only Jeeves could come to the rescue.

Quick Service

Quick Service

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2004

When rich and imperious American widow Beatrice Chavender eats a forkful of inferior ham at her sister's country house near London, it affects the lives of everyone around her - her sister, her brother-in-law, her sister's butler, her sister's poor relation Sally, Sally's fiance Lord Holberton, and, most of all, Mrs Chavender's own one-time fiance, 'Ham King' J. B. Duff, whose rotten product spoils her breakfast.

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

Uncle Fred In The Springtime

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2004

Pongo Twistleton is in a state of financial embarrassment, again. Uncle Fred, meanwhile, has been asked by Lord Emsworth to foil a plot to steal the Empress, his prize pig. Along with Polly Pott (daughter of old Mustard), they form a deputation to Blandings Castle, bent on doing a bit of good .

Ring For Jeeves

Ring For Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2004

The only Jeeves story in which Bertie Wooster makes no appearance, involves Jeeves on secondment as butler and general factotum to William Belfry, ninth Earl of Rowcester (pronounced Roaster). Despite his impressive title, Bill Belfry is broke, which may explain why he and Jeeves have been working as Silver Ring bookies, disguised in false moustaches and loud check suits. All goes well until the terrifying Captain Brabazon-Biggar, big-game hunter, two-fisted he-man and saloon-bar bore, lays successful bets on two outsiders, leaving the would-be bookies three thousand pounds down and on the run from their creditor. Ring For Jeeves is the story of their misadventures as they attempt to evade the incandescent Captain, combined with Bill's attempt to sell his crumbling mansion to rich American widow, Rosalinda Spottsworth - who just happens to be Brabazon-Biggar's former flame...

Mulliner Nights

Mulliner Nights

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2003

Always to be found in the bar-parlour of the Angler's Rest where he is a favourite with the accomplished barmaid, Miss Postlethwaite, Mr Mulliner, the narrator of Meet Mr Mulliner, returns for another series of stories about his extraordinary relations, including Lancelot, Adrian, Cyril, Sacheverell, Eustace, Egbert and Augustine Mulliner. In a text teeming with tipsy bishops, angry baronets, lady novelists and haughty dowagers, the Mulliner boys always manage to come out on top.

Thank You, Jeeves

Thank You, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2003

While pursuing the love of his life, American heiress Pauline Stoker, Lord 'Chuffy' Chuffnell borrows the services of Jeeves, the perfect gentleman's gentleman. But when Chuffy finds out that Jeeves's employer, Bertie Wooster, was once engaged to Pauline himself - until the engagement was broken by her tough-egg father, abetted by loony-doctor Sir Roderick Glossop - such fearsome complications ensue that even Jeeves has difficulty securing a happy ending.

A Damsel In Distress

A Damsel In Distress

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2003

A damsell in distress - an Almost Blandings novel set in Belphi Castle, Hampshire and a two week house party for the son-and-heir's 21st.

Leave It To Psmith

Leave It To Psmith

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2003

It all starts with an umbrella, the best to be found in the Drones Club. From such an innocent beginning Wodehouse weaves a comic tale of suspense and romance involving one of his most distinctive early heroes, Ronald Eustace Psmith, monocled wit and devil-may-care boulevardier. Unusually for Wodehouse, this is not only a light comedy but also an adventure story in which crime and even gun-play drive the plot.

Service with a Smile

Service with a Smile

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2003

A Gentleman Of Leisure

A Gentleman Of Leisure

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2003

In this comic novel - dedicated to Douglas Fairbanks, who starred in the stage version - Jimmy Pitt, man-about-town and former newspaper hound, takes a bet that he cannot commit burglary. He finds breaking and entering easy enough, but then discovers that he has forced his way into the home of a tough New York policeman. Naturally, Captain McEachern has a beautiful daughter and problems of his own. The complications which ensue from their meeting, involving a rich cast of Wodehousean characters from both sides of the Atlantic, create one of his most amusing and light-hearted early novels.

Carry On, Jeeves

Carry On, Jeeves

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2003

The titles of the first story in this collection - 'Jeeves Takes Charge' - and the last - 'Bertie Changes His Mind' - sum up the relationship of twentieth-century fiction's most famous comic characters. In between them, the various feeble-minded men and lively young women who populate Wooster's world appeal to Jeeves to solve their problems and are never disappointed.

Summer Moonshine

Summer Moonshine

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2003

Sir Buckstone Abbot owns what is possibly the ugliest stately home in England, and he is naturally eager to dispose of it to an American heiress, Princess Dwornitzchek. But the sale is complicated by the Princess's engagement to Adrian Peake, who is being pursued by Sir Buckstone's daughter, Jane, who is loved by Joe Vanringham. In the end, almost everyone gets what they want, even Prudence Whittaker, Sir Buckstone's awfully well-spoken secretary.

Hot Water

Hot Water

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2003

J. Wellington Gedge seems to have everything a man could desire: a rich wife, a chateau, a life of ease in the south of France. But all he really wants is to return to California, not least because Mrs Gedge, who holds the purse-strings, is scheming to have him appointed as American ambassador in Paris, which means he will have to wear a sissy uniform. Fortunately, her plans are thwarted by a complicated series of events which involves French aristocrats, American crooks, an English novelist and the appalling Senator Opal, whose daughter, Jane, has a mind of her own.

Blandings Castle

Blandings Castle

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2002

Take a pig, a fat-headed earl, a country house, several pairs of frustrated lovers, some scheming outsiders, and all sorts of people who aren't who they say they are. Mix thoroughly and apply the Wodehouse magic. The result is the lightest of literary soufflees, another instalment in the long-running saga of the Threepwood family, including the head of the clan, Lord Emsworth, his virago sister, Lady Constance, and his debonair brother, the Honourable Galahad Threepwood, ex-boulevardier and solver of romantic problems.

Jeeves In The Offing

Jeeves In The Offing

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2002

Anyone who involves himself with Roberta Wickham is asking for trouble, so naturally Bertie Wooster finds himself in just that situation when he goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court. So much is obvious. Why celebrated loony-doctor Sir Roderick Glossop should be there too, masquerading as a butler, is less clear. As for Bertie's former headmaster, the ghastly Aubrey Upjohn, the dreadful novelist, Mrs Homer Cream and her eccentric son Wilbert, their presence is entirely perplexing. Without Jeeves to help him solve these mysteries, Bertie nearly comes unstuck. It is only when that peerless manservant returns from his holiday that the resulting tangle of problems is sorted out to everyone's satisfaction - except Bertie's.

The Luck Of The Bodkins

The Luck Of The Bodkins

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2002

Monty Bodkin's pursuit of Gertude Butterwick is temporarily interrupted by his encounter with silver-screen siren Miss Lotus Blossom, who sees in him a means of restoring relations with her idol, the novelist Ambrose Tennyson. But Monty is not the only one with problems. Ambrose's brother Reggie has money troubles and Ikey Llewellyn is struggling with difficulties which would tax anyone's ingenuity, let alone his limited brain power. When the paths of these men collide, the ensuing plot complications produce a vintage Wodehouse farce involving London, New York, Hollywood and translatlantic liners. A delicious period piece from 1935.

Young Men In Spats

Young Men In Spats

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2002

Wodehouse is at his most sparkling in this collection of stories concering members of the Drones Club. Pongo Twistleton and Freddie Widgeon may be small of brain and short of cash but they are always good for ingenious adventures, especially when it comes to falling in love with the wrong girl or cooking up hopeless schemes to make money. They and their contemporaries populate a series of vignettes in which the plot-twists keep you on your toes while the jokes keep on coming.

Lord Emsworth And Others

Lord Emsworth And Others

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2002

A collection of stories in which familiar characters and places are reintroduced in unfamiliar circumstances, reminding us - if we need reminding - of their author's limitless powers of comic invention. In the title story - one of Wodehouse's longest and best shorter fictions - Lord Emsworth takes his revenge on his ghastly secretary, the Efficient Baxter, setting off a wave of similar reprisals at Blandings Castle with amazing results. In other tales we meet several members of the Drones Club, while the final three reunite us with the ineffable Ukridge, more of whose ever-optimistic schemes for making easy money come to grief. A delightful meeting with old friends for some readers, a superb introduction to the world of Wodehouse for others.

The Clicking Of Cuthbert

The Clicking Of Cuthbert

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2002

Who but P.G. Wodehouse could have extraced high comedy from the most noble and ancient game of golf? And who else could have combined this comedy with a real appreciation of the game, drawn from personal experience? Wodehouse's brilliant but humane brand of humour is perfectly suited to these stories of love, rivalry, revenge and fulfilment on the links. While the oldest member sits inside the clubhouse quoting Marcus Aurelius on patience and wisdom, outside on the green the strongest human passions burn. All human life is here, from Sandy McHoots, the cocky professional, to shy Ramsden Waters, whose only consolation in life is golf. Even golf-haters will not be able to resist stories which perfectly combine physical farce and verbal wit with a gallery of unforgettable characters.

Meet Mr Mulliner

Meet Mr Mulliner

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2002

A stalwart of the Angler's Rest, where he is usually to be found in company with Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, Mr Mulliner has an endless supply of brothers, nephews and cousins who feature in the tales with which he entertains the regulars in his favourite pub. There is George, the stammerer, who finds the courage to propose only after being chased by a mob; Wilfred, the chemist, who muddles his cosmetic potions with dire results; Lancelot, the film star; William, the lover of Myrtle Banks; Clarence, the society photographer; and Augustine, the curate, who saves his bishop from disgrace at the school reunion. All win through to love and success, but only after enough farcical mishaps to supply a dozen ordinary comic novelists.

Joy In The Morning

Joy In The Morning

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2002

Trapped in the rural hell-hole of Steeple Bumpleigh with his bossy ex-fiancee, Florence Craye, her fire-breathing father, Lord Worplesdon, her frightful Boy-Scout brother, Edwin, and her beefy new betrothed, 'Stilton' Cheesewright, Bertie Wooster finds himself walking a diplomatic tightrope. With Florence threatening to ditch Stilton for Bertie, and Stilton threatening to trample on Bertie's insides if she does, things look black until Jeeves arrives to save the day. One of Wodehouse's most sparkling comedies, replete with an attendant cast of tyrannical aunts, demon children and literary fatheads.

Laughing Gas

Laughing Gas

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2001

A Hollywood star and an English aristocrat exchange souls while under ether at the dentist and the result is mayhem. Though his golden curls and sweet expression make him the idol of mothers throughout America, Joey Cooley is a tough nut who wants nothing more than to revenge himself on the agents, directors and producers who make his life a misery, before escaping back to Ohio. When his soul is transplanted into the body of an English earl with a boxing Blue he has the chance to 'poke them all in the snoot'. Lord Havershot, meanwhile, finds himself under the thumb of the fierce Miss Brinkmeyer and terrorized by the boy stars Joey has supplanted. The result is Anglo-American farce with the lightest of touches.

Jeeves And The Feudal Spirit

Jeeves And The Feudal Spirit

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2001

When Bertie Wooster goes to stay with his Aunt Dahlia at Brinkley Court and find himself engaged to the imperious Lady Florence Craye, disaster treatens from all sides. While Florence tries to cultivate his mind, her former fiance, hefty policeman Stilton Cheesewright, threatens to beat his body to a pulp, and her new admirer, the bleating poet percy Gorringe, tries to borrow a thousand pounds. To cap it all, Bertie has incurred the disapproval of Jeeves by growing a moustach, thus alienating the only man who can save him from his trip to the altar. Throw in a disappearing pearl necklace, Aunt Dahlia's magazine Milady's Boudir, her cook Anatole, the Drones' dart match, and Mr and Mrs L. G. Trotter from Liverpool, and you have all the ingredients for a classic Wodehouse farce.

Heavy Weather

Heavy Weather

Author: P. G. Wodehouse Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2001

A humorous novel in which an Earl and his aristocratic family are divided by what is seen as a socially unsuitable marriage.