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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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Wodehouse was later stoutly defended by George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh, and MI5 decided that he had been guilty of nothing more serious than naivety.
Flea (1953) "a bravura demonstration of tact, evasion, and wishful thinking," and he appraises Wodehouse's underconceived decision to broadcast playful talks about his wartime civilian internment by the Nazis over their own radio network as "incredibly stupid, but ...
It must be conceded that these sorts of traditional comic plots, which Wodehouse unrepentantly fashioned, have become unfashionable in the twentieth century.
In 1888, Armine Wodehouse was 28, helping in the management of the 11,000-acre Kimberley estate, and serving as his father's private secretary.
Wodehouse also wrote and collaborated on a number of successful plays and musical comedies.
Jeeves comments: "Possibly you omitted to keep your eye on the ball with sufficient assiduity sir?" Prescient as ever, Wodehouse highlights an issue in 1930 we still haven't mastered 86 years later.
Wodehouse mingled in a rarefied social circle where the elite lost more sleep over finding a decent foot-servant than the gathering storm clouds of war.
Layering joy on joy and joke on joke, this is a laugh-out-loud comedy featuring such fine Wodehouse creations as Roderick Spode, Gussie Fink-Nottle and Dahlia Travers.
Presented at the Hay Festival, the award celebrates books that capture author PG Wodehouse's comic spirit.
I was inspired to write by PG Wodehouse, who changed my life.
M2 EQUITYBITES-May 19, 2014-Edward St Aubyn to be presented with 2014 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize at the Hay Festival
NOT that many people write letters any more but few can have had as an avuncular style when it came to posting them as our greatest comic novelist PG Wodehouse.