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Mike at Wrykyn by P. G. Wodehouse
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  bigship | May 13, 2017 |
Reading this novel easily tripled my knowledge of cricket. The best chapter was #19, Mike Goes Back to Sleep Again (seriously) because it had a useful lesson. Otherwise, it was a cute story of a boy trying to make the team at his school and dealing with the other boys. ( )
  Pferdina | Feb 19, 2017 |
Follows the career of Mike Jackson, the youngest of the Jackson brothers, at Wrykyn as he distinguishes himself as the most talented among his family's cricket dynasty. He has some growing up to do, and I especially enjoyed the story line of he and is older brother Bob, the only one still at Wrykyn, navigating their relationship. Cricket captain Burgess has a bit of a headache, with too many Jacksons and not enough spots on the team. Also features Mike's roommate and friend Wyatt; younger sister Marjory makes a few appearances; head of house Firby-Smith, also known as Gazeka; Clowes and Trevor are apparently still at Wrykyn. ( )
  charliesierra | Nov 10, 2014 |
A short early novel about Michael Jackson, a friend of Psmith, who is in his first year at Wrykyn, a public school. The drama is centered around how Mike gets to be on the cricket team even though he is so young and how he saves the match during the big game. ( )
  stuart10er | Sep 27, 2013 |
Lots and lots of cricket. If there is an 'old school' of school stories, then this is a prime example: acts of self-sacrifice, mass rebellion, stirring sportsmanship. Like swimming in nostalgia. ( )
  AJBraithwaite | Dec 28, 2010 |
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Mike at Wrykyn was first published as a serial "Jackson Junior" in the magazine The Captain.   It was published as a novel in 1909.  The sequel, published in The Captain as "Lost Lambs" published in 1953 as Enter Psmith or Mike and Psmith.   The two were combined in substantially the same form in the novel Mike.
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Mike Jackson, a member of an avid cricketing family, is sent to Wrykyn public school, which his older brother, Robert already attends, where the becomes rivals, since Mike is actually the better cricket player.   The book has a great deal of cricket in it.

The story is incorporated as the first half of the novel, Mike

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Even though he is a genius cricket player, Mike Jackson's life at boarding school is not always easy, especially when his older brother becomes his chief rival for a place on the school team.

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