Mike Jackson, cricketer and scion of a cricketing clan, has dreams of Cambridge upset by father's financial troubles, sent under Manager Bickersdyke to New Asiatic Bank. Thankfully fellow cricketer Psmith draws off his lavender gloves to work as well, especially unwanted attention to Manager. They squeeze in cricket too.
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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881 - 1975) was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Born in Guildford, the son of a British magistrate based in Hong Kong, Wodehouse spent happy teenage years at Dulwich College, to which he remained devoted all his life. After leaving school he was employed by a bank but disliked the work and turned to writing in his spare time. His early novels were mostly school stories, but he later switched to comic fiction, creating several regular characters who became familiar to the public over the years. They include the feather-brained Bertie Wooster and his sagacious valet, Jeeves; the immaculate and loquacious Psmith; Lord Emsworth and the Blandings Castle set; the Oldest Member, with stories about golf and Mr Mulliner, with tall tales on subjects ranging from bibulous bishops to megalomaniac movie moguls.From AudioFile:
Jonathan Cecil doesn't sound as young Psmith might, but rather like the aging, humorous and sly narrator who seems to lie behind every P.G. Wodehouse novel, no matter at what stage of the master's career it was written. This one was early, and the humor is more refrained than in, for example, the later Jeeves and Bertie masterpieces. Psmith ambles through employment at a bank (as Wodehouse himself did as a young man), helping his friend Mike out of one difficulty after another. Cecil is one of Wodehouse's better readers, handling both women and men with British aplomb. D.W. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91701309
Book Description Hutchinson, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091701309