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Uncle Dynamite - P. G. Wodehouse

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Published: 7th August 2008
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The uncle in question is Frederick Altamount Cornwallis, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, an old boy of such a sunny and youthful nature that explosions of sweetness and light detonate all around him (in the course, it must be said, of a plot that involves blackmail, impersonation, knock-out drops, stealing, arrests and potential jewel-smuggling).

This is Wodehouse at his very best, with sundered lovers, explorers, broke publishers and irascible aristocrats all eventually yielding to the magic, ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous touch of Uncle Fred. As Richard Usborne writes, 'a brilliantly sustained rattle of word-perfect dialogue and narrative topping a very complicated and well-controlled plot'.

About the Author

The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies, and at one stage had five shows running simultaneously on Broadway. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue Knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

"The gold standard of English wit . There is not, and never will be, anything to touch him Christopher Hitchens" -- Christopher Hitchens "It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him John Humphrys" -- John Humphrys "Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists" -- Susan Hill

ISBN: 9780099514084
ISBN-10: 0099514087
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 316
Published: 7th August 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.224

P. G. Wodehouse

Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, Surrey. Having spent his early years in Hong Kong he was sent to Dulwich College and worked as a banker and journalist before embarking on a career as a prolific and popular writer.

He became an American citizen in 1955 and was knighted in 1975 a few weeks before his death in Southampton, New York on February 14.

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