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(Biography) 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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Sir P(elham) G(renville), 1881–1975, U.S. novelist and humorist, born in England.
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Noun1.Wodehouse - English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
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FASCINATING insight into Bertie Wooster author PG Wodehouse in today's Mercury - a man who went to his grave stained by allegations he was a Nazi sympathiser.
Wodehouse classic British comedy brought vividly to life in a true 'theatre of the mind' experience by the expert narrative skills of Jonathan Cecil.
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.
The annual Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize has been won by Alexander McCall Smith for his novel Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
At the next election, I'll lay in a nice bottle or two, have my Wodehouse to hand, listen for the first 10 minutes after the Exit Poll, and then retreat to the more delightfully illusory world of Jeeves & Wooster
He used to say that the joy of landing in America was like arriving in Heaven without all the bother and expense of getting there" - Former High Court judge Sir Edward Cazalet on humorist PG Wodehouse, his step-grandfather.
But John Gordon Sinclair's Jeeves made up for the shortcomings and the script improved to better capture the Wodehouse wit.
It is classic Wodehouse, with favourite characters including Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, Sir Watkin Bassett, Dahlia Travers, Roderick Spode and Constable Oates making an appearance.
PG Wodehouse, the great master of souffle story-telling, limited his exertions in later years to periodic strolls to the mail box to deliver a manuscript and his "daily dozen" - a set of gentle stretching exercises performed between breakfast and the first pipe of the day.
The man after whom PG Wodehouse named his legendary manservant character, Jeeves was a brilliant all-rounder for the Bears just before the First World War and appeared destined to play cricket for his country.