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Aunts Aren't Gentlemen by P.G. Wodehouse
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Feb 26, 2010

liked it

'The Code of the Woosters' is still my favourite Wodehouse, by Gad, but this one was enjoyable nonetheless. And also a welcome respite from 'Lady Chatterly's Lover', which I am finding tough going. (Nearly finished though).

A few phrases to borrow from PGW: (1) When asking someone if they are in a possession of a thing: "Is it in your bosom?" (2)
When calling someone a coward: "You sleekit cowering beastie!" (NB Probably works better if you are Scottish). (3) When referring to your beloved, always use the phrase "the woman I love" (or "the man I love", whichever applies) instead of their actual name.

Also I noted in a popular rag today that (apparently) the beard is back! Here is a comment from PGW character Major Plank regarding beards..."He's got a beard like one of those Victorian novelists. Revolting spectacle."

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