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The Girl in Blue by P. G. Wodehouse
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The Girl in Blue (1970)

by P. G. Wodehouse

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The adventures of engaged Jerry who falls for someone else! Typically funny Wodehouse ( )
  cbinstead | Dec 7, 2018 |
One of Wodehouse's later stand-alone books. I thoroughly enjoyed this and Graham Seed did a very good narration. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jul 10, 2017 |
This isn’t one of Mr Wodehouse’s finest works, but there are enough laughs to make “The Girl in Blue” a worthwhile read. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Jun 21, 2017 |
After going through Jeeves series by PG Wodehouse, this one was refreshingly great read. While there was humour in it, it wasn't laugh-out-loud kind, but of mildly amusing kind. That didn't deter unputdownable quality of this book though. His writing, oh man, I am impressed. Each sentence is an art to be read and re-read. Imagine, analogies, structuring of thoughts are all masterpieces. Amazing read both from story and hilarity, but also from highest quality of writing and thinking. ( )
  ashishg | Feb 23, 2017 |
Classic Wodehouse as usual, with the usual merry-go-round chase which always ends well. What is memorable is how Gerald West broke off with his fiance, and gains the hand of Jane. ( )
  siok | Feb 6, 2017 |
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The afternoon sun poured brightly into the office of the manager of Guildenstern's Stores, Madison Avenue, New York, but there was no corresponding sunshine in the heart of Homer Pyle, the eminent corporation lawyer, as he sat there.
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One of her playwrights, speaking from the nursing home where he was recovering from mental exhaustion, has once described her as the vulture who cooed like a dove. ( of Dame Flora Faye, Chap.5, section 2)
Although it had been said of Crispin Scrope with considerable justice that if men were dominoes, he would be the double blank, he was not without a certain intelligence and an ability to deduce and draw conclusions.  (Chap.12, section 2)
"Hullo! I say! Is something wrong, darling?  You look like a startled codfish.  Suits you, of course.  Very becoming.  But it gives me the idea that something has happened to upset you.  What's the matter, my angel?"  (Chap. 15)
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To coin a phrase, large oaks from little acorns grow.

So when this newest of P. G. Wodehousean romps begins with a small case of shoplifting such as any reasonable person might understand, it comes as no surprise that this turns out to be merely the first step toward the involvement of almost everyone in the book (including the hero) in trying to steal a priceless Gainsborough miniature, "The Girl in Blue."

For good reasons.

And bad.

If you are a Wodehouse fan, and either you are or you are a poor deprived spirit who ought to have someone lobbying in Congress to help you, that is all you'll know or need to know before snatching up this copy, paying for it (rather than shoplifting it), and rushing home with it to enjoy the most delightful reading of the season. [from the jacket]
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140085076, Paperback)

When a chap is short of a crust -- and in love, to boot -- he's usually willing to embark on any money-making venture suggested...even if it means ransacking a lady's bedroom.

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Young Jerry West has a few problems. His uncle Crispin is broke and employs a butler who isn't all he seems. His other uncle Willoughby is rich but wont hand over any of his inheritance. To cap it all, although already engaged, Jerry has just fallen in love with the wonderful Jane Hunnicutt.… (more)

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