Description - Uncle Dynamite by P. G. Wodehouse
An Uncle Fred novel When Otis Painter, a struggling publisher, inadvertently incorporated some art studies of a most indelicate nature into Sir Aylmer Bostock's reminiscences, the choleric Sir Aylmer threatened a ruinous lawsuit. To prevent this disaster overtaking her brother, Sally Painter besought the aid of her benign and perennially youthful uncle, Frederick, fifth Earl of Ickenham. Uncle Fred recognized this as a situation calling for immediate action, brilliant strategy and audacity of the more brazen order. Fortunately he possessed these qualities in abundance, and the masterly plan he evolved, despite the dark suspicion of Constable Potter, the timidity of Pongo Twistleton and the intervention of Major Brabazon-Plank, was brought triumphantly to fruition. P.G. Wodehouse at his most brilliant best.
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(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
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Author Biography - P. G. Wodehouse
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as 'Plum') wrote more than ninety 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.