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Heavy Weather by P.G. Wodehouse
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Oct 17, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, adventure, all-ages, classic, fiction, family, humor, worth-reading-over-and-over
Read from June 26 to July 05, 2012

Heavy Weather (1933) is the continuation of Summer Lightning* (1929). Written within four years of each other, the two books actually encompass a fortnight of time in the life of the characters. As sad as I was to ‘leave’ the fictional Blandings Castle at the end of this my third privileged visit there, I considered what it must have been like to wait for the next P.G. ‘plum’ to be published. Anything like what our generation experienced anticipating the next Harry Potter, or earlier times awaiting their next serial of the latest Dickens?

I read and listened to the Blackstone audio version of Heavy Weather. As usual, Frederick Davidson does a masterful job. You are truly at the castle. You see and hear the characters in all their idiosyncratic nuttiness. My only regret was the book’s end. I did not want to leave. I found myself reviewing the castle’s rules of etiquette, to see if I had broken any—to not be invited back at some future date was the worst of all possible fates! ☺

*Although here on goodreads we show Summer Lightning with a 1954 publication date, it was first published in the United States on 1 July 1929 by Doubleday, Doran, New York, under the title "Fish Preferred", and in the United Kingdom on 19 July 1929 by Herbert Jenkins, London. It was serialised in The Pall Mall Magazine (UK) between March and August 1929 and in Collier's (US) from 6 April to 22 June 1929.
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Love Wodehouse. I've put summer lightning on my "to read". Although my "to read" seems to extend through the years...

booklady Belated thanks Bear! And I know just what you mean Penny! If my to-read list could keep me alive I would never die...

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