By (author) P. G. Wodehouse
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Cocktail Time by P. G. Wodehouse
Book DescriptionFrederick, 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...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841591346
(191mm x 145mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author P. G. Wodehouse
Highballs for Breakfast, Hardback (November 2016)
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. This 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.
Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit and Other Stories, Paperback (October 2016)
'Does one desire the Yule-tide spirit, sir?' 'Certainly one does. I am all for it.' Featuring aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures, this collection brings together a baker's dozen of P G Wodehouse's finest short stories.
Something Fresh, Hardback (October 2015)
A hundred years ago P G Wodehouse, now widely regarded as the best comic novelist of the twentieth century, wrote Something Fresh, the first of his novels set in Blandings Castle. This book deals with his life and work.
Louder & Funnier, Hardback (March 2015)» View all books by P. G. Wodehouse
Suitable for any reader of Wodehouse's stories, this title covers topics which preoccupied him all his life, ranging from Shakespeare, Hollywood and musical comedy, to butlers, thrillers, ocean liners and income tax.
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Author Biography - P. G. Wodehouse
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.
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