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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409035077
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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The Code of the Woosters

(Jeeves & Wooster)




A classic Jeeves and Wooster novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century.

A classic Jeeves and Wooster novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century.

Purloining an antique cow creamer under the instruction of the indomitable Aunt Dahlia is the least of Bertie's tasks, for he has to play Cupid while feuding with Spode.

'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran

'Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour.' - Stephen Fry

'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks

'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409035077
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
Categories:

About the author

P.G. Wodehouse

Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as ‘Plum’) wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over seventy-three 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 ninety-three, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine’s Day.

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Praise for The Code of the Woosters

Jeeves, Bertie, Totleigh Towers, Sir Watkyn Bassett, Roderick Spode, Gussie Fink-Nottle, and, of course, the cow-creamer. If you've read it, you'll want to read it again. If you haven't, it's a must. The ultimate holiday indulgence: gloriously funny, blissfully frivolous, overflowing with the joys of summer

Dominic Sandbrook, Daily Telegraph

Wodehouse was the first to demonstrate that one could float like a butterfly yet sting - as with the poor perisher Spode - like a bee

Christopher Hitchens

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

John Humphrys

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

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

Lynne Truss

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

Kate Mosse

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

A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting

Alan Ayckbourn

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

Arabella Weir

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

Kathy Lette

The funniest writer ever to put words to paper

Hugh Laurie

The greatest comic writer ever

Douglas Adams

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

Sebastian Faulks

Sublime comic genius

Ben Elton

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