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  • Published: 27 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448150823
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Blandings: TV Tie-In


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NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS

NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS

Published to coincide with the star-filled BBC production of Blandings, this superb new anthology sees these celebrated stories together for the first time.

Set in the delightfully dysfunctional mess of Blandings Castle these 6 gems follow the trials of poor Earl Emsworth and his beloved pig Empress as they clash with a panoply of friends and family, servants and spongers, bookies and hucksters. And all served up with great lashings of comedy from that rarest of geniuses: P.G. Wodehouse.

  • Pub date: 27 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448150823
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

P.G. Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as ‘Plum’) wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over 73 years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language.

Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler’s Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club.

In 1936 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for ‘having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world’. He was made a Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 1939 and in 1975, aged 93, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine’s Day.

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Praise for Blandings: TV Tie-In

“Sublime comic genius”

Ben Elton

“You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.”

Stephen Fry

“The funniest writer ever to put words to paper.”

Hugh Laurie

“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

“P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century.”

Sebastian Faulks

“The greatest comic writer ever.”

Douglas Adams

“Witty and effortlessly fluid. His books are laugh-out-loud funny.”

Arabella Weir

“Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists.”

Susan Hill

“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

“The incomparable and timeless genius - perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and sizes!”

Kate Mosse

“The Wodehouse wit should be registered at Police HQ as a chemical weapon.”

Kathy Lette

“Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already.”

Lynne Truss

“A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting.”

Alan Ayckbourn

“It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him.”

John Humphrys


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