Richard Usborne Plum Sauce

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Plum Sauce

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In witty and idiosyncratic prose Richard Usborne brings order to the vast and tangled fictional world that Wodehouse stitched together in a writing career stretching over 70 years and nearly 100 books. This one-stop shop introduces us to all the great creations: Jeeves and Wooster, Psmith, Ukridge, Lord Emsworth and the world of Blandings. It offers character sketches of the rest of the Wodehouse cast from Gussie Fink Nottle to the chorus of Aunts and Drones, and witty plot summaries of all Wodehouse's books. Copiously illustrated with original dust-jacket artwork and sketches from the Strand Magazine, Plum Sauce also has fun with Wodehouse's incomparable skill with language, the bizarre rules at play in his fictional world, and gathers the choicest nuggets of Wodehouse prose on themes ranging from women to drink. So whether you're an old hand with Wodehouse in search of further amusement or a novice scratching the old lemon who simply doesn't know where to start, Plum Sauce is just the ticket to get you out of the soup.

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Born in India in 1910, Richard Usborne has long been regarded as the leading authority on Wodehouse. Plum Sauce brings together the best of his much-loved commentary on the great man's work. In addition to his several books on Wodehouse and much journalism over the years, he wrote Clubland Heroes, a critically acclaimed study of John Buchan, Dornford Yates and 'Sapper'. He was also given the honour of editing and annotating Wodehouse's final, unfinished novel Sunset At Blandings.

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"No writer has given me more merriment and delight. I greeted with pleasure the announcement of ... a handsome hardcover edition."" -- Roger Kimball, The New Criterion

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