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Wodehouse

Sir P(elham) G(renville). 1881--1975, US author, born in England. His humorous novels of upper-class life in England include the Psmith and Jeeves series
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After selling the property Wodehouse moved to France but later he moved to the US where he remained until the end of his life.
The winning authors will be presented with a jeroboam of Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvee, a case of Bollinger La Grande Annee and the complete Everyman Wodehouse Collection, now complete at 99 titles, as well as a locally-bred Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, to be named after winning novels, at the Hay Festival on 4 June 2016.
When Wodehouse was accused of collaborating with the Nazis as a result having made five broadcasts on Berlin radio in the early part of World War II, three highly-proven anti-Nazis--George Orwell and Malcolm Muggeridge, then both of the Left, and the conservative Evelyn Waugh--were among those who came to his defence at different times, as did John Masefield, then Poet Laureate and President of the Society of Authors.
He said: "I am now and I think I will always read Wodehouse from now on.
OPTIMIST: Novelist PG Wodehouse would toss letters out of a fourth-floor window expecting that someone would post them for him
If there is one Wodehouse title one can borrow to sum up this novel, it has to be Joy in the Morning.
Everyone today agrees with the contrite author that it was an immense "blunder," but to me that word implies an erring choice, when in fact Wodehouse was only doing the thing that had made him beloved.
PG Wodehouse may have saved the Jeeves surname from anonymity, but Brian Halford has successfully told the tale of the real Jeeves who perished on the Western Front.
But Wodehouse was not a good letter-writer, writing of his tax difficulties, his daily schedule, his pets (particularly his beloved "Pekes"), his weight gains.
The play, which has the blessing of the Wodehouse Estate, will open in Richmond and Brighton in October ahead of a West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre.
Wodehouse creates complicated human dramas, often involving politics, women, and happy endings.