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P.G. Wodehouse in His Own Words

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Acclaimed author and lifelong Wodehouse admirer, Barry Day, tells the story of P. G. Wodehouse's life, through the comic master's own writing and with the help of Tony Ring, president of the International Wodehouse Association. Beautifully illustrated and full of the brilliant wordplay and hilarity that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, P.G ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 28th 2003 by Overlook Books (first published November 29th 2001)
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Ben B
Feb 07, 2015 Ben B rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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There is nothing to be said about our beloved Plum that hasn't been said a million times. If you love him as I do, you will love this book. Part biography, part anthology, part love letter, all hilarious.
Toni
Jan 13, 2012 Toni rated it really liked it
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This book is made up of quotes from Wodehouse’s fiction, plays, musicals, letters, and essays chosen by Barry Day and Tony Ring to reveal the man behind the works with little commentary. I, too, will follow the same pattern and let Wodehouse speak for himself.

BIRTH: “If you ask me to tell you frankly if I like the names Pelham Grenville, I must confess that I do not. . . .At the font, I remember protesting vigorously when the clergyman uttered them, but he stuck to his point.”
CHOICE of PET: “Pek
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I am taking four masters courses in international relations which force me to read dry textbooks but still find time to read this delightful shap shot into this comedic genius.
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Barry Day was born in England and received his MA from Balliol College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Trustee of the Noël Coward Foundation and was awarded the Order of the British Empire “for services to British culture in the U.S.A.” He lives in New York, London, and Palm Beach.
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