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Nothing Serious by P. G. Wodehouse
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  leslie.98 | Dec 16, 2016 |
An agreeable collection of unconnected short stories, mostly tales of amorous misunderstandings on the links recounted by the Oldest Member. Also there for your delectation are stories of Bingo Little and a troublesome nanny, Freddie Widgeon, a borrowed baby and the fearsome Rev. Aubrey Upjohn, Lord Emsworth captvated by a young American lady and selling encyclopaedias, Conky Biddle, love and cricket, and, finally, an expensive lunch with Ukridge.

You know what you are getting with Plum and there is nothing here to surprise you, but the writing is as polished as ever and who reads Wodehouse for surprises?
3 vote abbottthomas | Dec 29, 2008 |
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All of the Blandings Castle short stories are collected in Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best.

"The Shadow Passes" (Drones Club: Bingo Little)

First published in this volume

"Bramley Is So Bracing" (Drones Club: Freddie Widgeon)
US: Saturday Evening Post, 28 October 1939

UK: Strand, December 1940

"Up from the Depths" (Oldest Member golf)

First published in this volume

"Feet of Clay" (Oldest Member golf)

US: This Week, 18 June 1950 (as "A Slightly Broken Romance")

"Excelsior" (Oldest Member golf)

US: Argosy, 1 July 1948 (as "Hazards of Horace Bewstridge")

"Rodney Has a Relapse" (Oldest Member golf)

Canada: National Home Monthly, February 1949 (as "Rupert Has a Relapse")

"Tangled Hearts" (Oldest Member golf)

US: Cosmopolitan, September 1948 (as "I'll Give You Some Advice")

"Birth of a Salesman" (Blandings Castle)

US: This Week, 26 March 1950

"How's That, Umpire?" (Conky Biddle cricket story)

First published in this volume

"Success Story" (Ukridge)

US: Argosy, 1 March 1947 (as "Ukie Invests in Human Nature")
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159020106X, Hardcover)

Further stories of members of the Drones Club and several adventures related by the Oldest Member of the golf club. Many old friends reappear - Bingo Little and Mrs Bingo, Freddie Widgeon, Ambrose Gussett, Agnes Flack, Horace Bewstridge and many more.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:07 -0400)

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Filled with faces old and new, this collection of stories from the master of humor promises pure entertainment for audiobook lovers everywhere. P. G. Wodehouse's famed collection of ten stories marks the reappearance of many old friends-who find themselves in delightfully absurd situations. In "How's That, Umpire?" a mutual hatred of cricket reunites two lovers. In "Birth of a Salesman," Lord Emsworth has strayed from Blandings Castle to become an encyclopedia salesman for a day. "Success Story" tells of Ukridge's finest swindle yet-after which he finally emerges triumphant in the struggle against his fearsome aunt Julia. Other stories include "The Shadow Passes," "Bramley Is So Bracing," "Up from the Depths," "Feet of Clay," "Excelsior," "Rodney Has a Relapse," and "Tangled Hearts."… (more)

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