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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 Hardcover (first published November 29th 2001)
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Toni
Jan 13, 2012 Toni rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Toni by: I love this author's works!
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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Mike Fenimore
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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