The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448164761

Total Pages:656

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Blandings is now a major BBC One show starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. In this wonderfully fat omnibus, which seems to span the dimensions of the Empress of Blandings herself (the fattest pig in Shropshire and surely all England), the whole world of Blandings Castle is spread out for our delectation: the engagingly dotty Lord Emsworth and his enterprising brother Galahad, his terrifying sister Lady Constance, Beach the butler (his voice 'like tawny port made audible'), James Wellbeloved, the gifted but not always sober pigman, and Lord Emsworth's secretary the Efficient Baxter, with gleaming spectacles, whose attempts to bring order to the Castle always end in disarray. Lurking in the wings is Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe of Matchingham Hall, the neighbour with designs on the Prize which must surely belong to the Empress. As Evelyn Waugh wrote, 'The gardens of Blandings Castle are that original garden from which we are all exiled.' This omnibus contains Something Fresh, Summer Lightning and three short stories.

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The World of Jeeves

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:144816477X

Total Pages:784

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A Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus 'Jeeves knows his place, and it is between the covers of a book.' This is an omnibus of wonderful Jeeves and Wooster stories, specially selected and introduced by Wodehouse himself, who was struck by the size of his selection and described it as almost the ideal paperweight. As he wrote: 'I find it curious, now that I have written so much about him, to recall how softly and undramatically Jeeves first entered my little world. Characteristically, he did not thrust himself forward. On that occasion, he spoke just two lines. The first was: "Mrs Gregson to see you, sir." The second: "Very good, sir, which suit will you wear?" It was only some time later that the man's qualities dawned upon me. I still blush to think of the off-hand way I treated him at our first encounter...'. This omnibus contains Carry On, Jeeves, The Inimitable Jeeves, Very Good, Jeeves and the short stories 'Jeeves Makes an Omelette' and 'Jeeves and the Greasy Bird'.

Pigs Have Wings

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409063860

Total Pages:272

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Blandings is now a major BBC One television series starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. Can the Empress of Blandings win the Fat Pigs class at the Shropshire Show for the third year running? Galahad Threepwood, Beach the butler and others have put their shirt on this, and for Lord Emsworth it will be paradise on earth. But a substantial obstacle lurks in the way: Queen of Matchingham, the new sow of Sir Gregory Parsloe Bart. Galahad knows this pretender to the crown must be pignapped. But can the Empress in turn avoid a similar fate? In this classic Blandings novel, pigs rise above their bulk to vanish and reappear in the most unlikely places, while young lovers are crossed and recrossed in every room in Blandings Castle.

A Pelican at Blandings

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:140906350X

Total Pages:256

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Blandings is now a major BBC One television series starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. Unwelcome guests are descending on Blandings Castle - particularly the overbearing Duke of Dunstable, who settles in the Garden Suite with no intention of leaving, and Lady Constance, Lord Emsworth's sister and a lady of firm disposition, who arrives unexpectedly from New York. Skulduggery is also afoot involving the sale of a modern nude painting (mistaken by Lord Emsworth for a pig). It's enough to take the noble earl on the short journey to the end of his wits. Luckily Clarence's brother Galahad Threepwood, cheery survivor of the raffish Pelican Club, is on hand to set things right, restore sundered lovers and even solve all the mysteries.

Blandings Castle and Elsewhere

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409063569

Total Pages:320

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‘I love his writing, it’s so clever and funny, so deft.' Alan Titchmarsh’s 6 Best Books choice (Daily Express) A Blandings collection The ivied walls of Blandings Castle have seldom glowed as sunnily as in these wonderful stories - but there are snakes in the rolling parkland ready to nip Clarence, the absent-minded Ninth Earl of Emsworth, when he least expects it. For a start the Empress of Blandings, in the running for her first prize in the Fat Pigs Class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is off her food - and can only be coaxed back to the trough by a call in her own language. Then there is the feud with Head Gardener McAllister, aided by Clarence's sister, the terrifying Lady Constance, and the horrible prospect of the summer fête - twin problems solved by the arrival of a delightfully rebellious little girl from London. But first of all there is the vexed matter of the custody of the pumpkin. Skipping an ocean and a continent, Wodehouse also treats us to some unputdownable stories of excess from the monstrous Golden Age of Hollywood.

Something Fresh

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409064557

Total Pages:272

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Blandings is now a major BBC One television series starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. This is the first Blandings novel, In whuch P.G. Wodehouse intorduces us to the delightfully dotty Lord Emsworth, his bone-headed younger son, the Hon. Freddie Threepwood, his log-suffering secretary, the Efficient Baxter, and Beach the Blandings butler. As Wodehouse wrote, 'without at least one imposter on the premises, Blandings Castle is never itself'. In Something Fresh there are two, each with an eye on a valuable Egytian amulet which Lord Emsworth has acquired without quite realizing how it came into his pocket. But of course things get a lot more complicated than this...

Service with a Smile

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:140906395X

Total Pages:240

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Blandings is now a major BBC One television series starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. As a peer of the realm, Clarence, Ninth Earl of Emsworth, has an occasional duty to leave the Empress of Blandings, surely the most considerable pig in the whole world, and travel to London for the opening of parliament. It comes hard to him, for he has a proper sense of the priorities in life, which rate pigs and flowerbeds higher than politicians. But no sooner has he returned to Blandings than his real problems begin: the dastardly Duke of Dunstable is out to steal the Empress. His sister Lady Constance has inflicted on him a particularly nasty new secretary. And the Church Lads' Brigade are camped all over his lawns. Thank God for the Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, whose own particularly devious brand of sweetness and light aims to banish blackmailers and pig-stealers and restore true love all over the castle grounds.

What Ho!

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448164796

Total Pages:592

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We all know Jeeves and Wooster, but which is the best Jeeves story? We all know Blandings, but which is the funniest tale about Lord Emsworth and his adored prize-winning pig? And would the best of Ukridge, or the yarns of the Oldest Member, or Wodehouse's Hollywood stories outdo them? This bumper anthology allows you to choose, bringing you the cream of the crop of stories by the twentieth century's greatest humorous writer. There are favourites aplenty in this selection, which has been compiled with enthusiastic support from P.G. Wodehouse societies around the world. With additional material including novel extracts, working drafts, articles, letters and poems, this anthology provides the best overall celebration of side-splitting humour and sheer good nature available in the pages of any book.

Cocktail Time

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409035220

Total Pages:256

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A classic novel about Uncle Fred, the Earl of Ickenham by P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century. Frederick, Earl of Ickenham, remains young at heart. So his jape of using a catapult to ping a silk top hat off his grumpy half-brother-in-law is nothing out of the ordinary - but the consequences abound with possibilities. 'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour. - Stephen Fry 'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks 'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes

Blandings: TV Tie-In

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448150825

Total Pages:400

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NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS Published to coincide with the star-filled BBC production of Blandings, this superb new anthology sees these celebrated stories together for the first time. Set in the delightfully dysfunctional mess of Blandings Castle these 6 gems follow the trials of poor Earl Emsworth and his beloved pig Empress as they clash with a panoply of friends and family, servants and spongers, bookies and hucksters. And all served up with great lashings of comedy from that rarest of geniuses: P.G. Wodehouse.

Full Moon

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409063593

Total Pages:288

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A Blandings novel When the moon is full at Blandings, strange things happen: among them the commissioning of a portrait of The Empress, twice in succession winner in the Fat Pigs Class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show. What better choice of artist, in Lord Emsworth's opinion, than Landseer. The renowned painter of The Stag at Bay may have been dead for decades, but that doesn't prevent Galahad Threepwood from introducing him to the castle - or rather introducing Bill Lister, Gally's godson, so desperately in love with Prudence that he's determined to enter Blandings in yet another imposture. Add a gaggle of fearsome aunts, uncles and millionaires, mix in Freddie Threepwood, Beach the Butler and the gardener McAllister, and the moon is full indeed.

Blandings: Lord Emsworth and the Girlfriend

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448150957

Total Pages:80

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EPISODE 3 IN A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS Disaster at the annual fete at Blandings Castle. It is the annual fete at Blandings Castle, and Connie will again force Clarence to wear a miserable top-hat and make a speech. To top it off, he is banned from picking his favourite flowers by terrifying head-gardener McAllister. However, Clarence befriends Gladys and Ern, two cheeky school-children who encourage him to do what he wants. Connie is of course scandalised, and brings her howitzers to bear on the ghastly intruders. Freddie - needing to tap his old man for some cash - tries to help Clarence and the children and inevitably makes everything worse. ‘Sublime comic genius’ Ben Elton ‘You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.’ Stephen Fry ‘The funniest writer ever to put words to paper.’ Hugh Laurie ‘P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection.’ Julian Fellowes

The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 3

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1407071777

Total Pages:576

Viewed:1176

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As always, Bertie is about to find himself in the soup (or 'up to the knees in bisque') and Jeeves is poised to pull him out - quite possibly after pushing him in in the first place. In this omnibus of characteristically hilarious short stories and novels, Jeeves is for the first time shockingly employed to resolve the woes of someone other than Bertie Wooster. Contains The Mating Season, Ring for Jeeves and Very Good, Jeeves...

Leave it to Psmith

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1649741278

Total Pages:327

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Freddie Threepwood and his uncle are in difficulties. Freddie wants a thousand pounds to start a bookmaker’s business and to marry Eve, while his uncle wants to raise three thousand pounds, unbeknown to his wife, to help a runaway daughter. Freddie persuades his uncle to steal his wife’s necklace and sees Psmith’s advertisement in a daily paper. Freddie enlists the services of Psmith to steal the necklace. There are plots and counterplots. Psmith is not successful in stealing the necklace but succeeds in stealing the affections of Eve.

Summer Lightning

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409064611

Total Pages:320

Viewed:316

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A classic Blandings novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century. Blandings is now a major BBC One show starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. The first appearance in a novel of The Empress of Blandings - the prize-winning pig and all-consuming passion of Clarence, Ninth Earl of Emsworth - which has disappeared. Suspects within the Castle abound... Did the butler do it? 'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran 'Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour.' - Stephen Fry 'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks 'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes

The Golf Omnibus

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1407073788

Total Pages:480

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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, in this bumper collection of hilarious short stories that show the course of true love is racing down the middle of the fairway.

Blandings: The Go-Getter

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448150973

Total Pages:80

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EPISODE 2 IN A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS An American family come to stay at Blandings, but Freddie’s attempts to sell them dog-food causes major embarrassment. Connie is desperate to make a good impression on her visiting old school nemesis, Veronica, and her rich American husband, Mr Schoonmaker. She enlists the services of snobbish secretary Mr Baxter to tidy up Blandings, in particular Clarence, who is liberally spreading manure on his roses and causing a stink. Meanwhile, Freddie has fallen madly in love with dog-lover Pandora and attempts to impress her by becoming a dog-food salesman, much to his Aunt Connie’s embarrassment. ‘Sublime comic genius’ Ben Elton ‘You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.’ Stephen Fry ‘The funniest writer ever to put words to paper.’ Hugh Laurie ‘P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection.’ Julian Fellowes

The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 1

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1407070711

Total Pages:592

Viewed:1626

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'It beats me why a man of his genius is satisfied to hang around pressing my clothes and what not,' says Bertie. 'If I had Jeeves's brain I should have a stab at being Prime Minister or something.' Luckily for us, Bertie Wooster manages to retain Jeeves's services through all the vicissitudes of purple socks and policeman's helmets, and here, gathered together for the first time, is an omnibus of Jeeves novels and stories comprising three of the funniest books ever written: Thank You, Jeeves, The Code of the Woosters and The Inimitable Jeeves.

Laughing Gas

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409063682

Total Pages:304

Viewed:1648

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'A lifelong treat' Simon Garfield, Esquire A P.G. Wodehouse novel Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether. Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap. Laughing Gas is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.

The Luck of the Bodkins

Author:P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409064239

Total Pages:368

Viewed:685

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A P.G. Wodehouse novel Seize this wonderful chance to embark on a Wodehousian voyage on the luxurious liner S.S. Atlantic - in the company of Monty Bodkin, whose passion for Gertrude Butterwick knows no bounds (except those set by the wild-at-heart Hollywood starlet Lotus Blossom and her pet alligator). Also aboard are a movie mogul, the centre-forward for the All-England ladies hockey team and the two Tennyson brothers (one of whom has been mistaken for the late poet laureate and given a fat movie contract...). Also a chatty steward, and a mouse doll in which all manner of things can be hidden. This hilarious comic novel is Wodehouse at full sail - a voyage of pure delight.