'I attribute the insane arrogance of the later Roman emperors almost entirely to the fact that, never having played golf, they never knew that strangely chastening humility which is engendered by a topped chip-shot. If Cleopatra had been ousted in the first round of the Ladies Singles, we would have heard a lot less of her proud imperiousness.'
The Oldest Member's reverence for golf does not cramp his style in telling some of the funniest, tallest and most joyful stories in the whole Wodehouse canon. In this splendid Omnibus, introduced by Wodehouse himself, love and the links are inextricably intertwined, and the reader can click with Cuthbert, thrill to the feats of the Magic Plus Fours and even leap cleanly into The Purification of Rodney Spelvin.
"You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour" -- Stephen Fry "The greatest comic writer ever" -- Douglas Adams "The funniest writer ever to put words to paper" -- Hugh Laurie "P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century" -- Sebastian Faulks "Sublime comic genius" -- Ben Elton