P G Wodehouse: A Biography

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"The definitive, beautifully composed, affectionate but absolutely judicious biography."  —Los Angeles Times Are there any characters in literature more famous than Jeeves and Wooster? Along with Lord Emsworth, Ukridge, Psmith, Mr. Mulliner, a host of Drones, and a chorus of Aunts, they featured in nearly 100 tomes, which taken together, make their creator, Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, the best loved and most famous writer of comedy in the English language. But what of the man himself? Donaldson, who first met Wodehouse in 1921, was given unique access to his most important private papers and her definitive biography paints an in-depth and affectionate picture of the man known to his friends as "Plum". It covers his life from blissful school days at Dulwich, life in the City, early years writing for magazines to his love affair with Broadway and Hollywood, his time as a prisoner of war, his wartime broadcast from Berlin that had him wrongly branded a traitor for many years, and his final years in America.

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There are not many characters in literature more famous or cherished than Jeeves and Bertie Wooster. They feature in nearly one hundred tomes, which taken together, make their creator, Sir Pelham Greville Wodehouse, among the most eminent and best-loved writers of comedy in the English language. But what of the man himself? Frances Donaldson, who first met Wodehouse in 1921, was given unique access to his most important private papers. From his blissful school days and his love affair with Hollywood to his time as a prisoner of war and his final years in America, Donaldson¹s definitive biography paints a luminous and affectionate portrait of the man known to his friends as ³Plum.²

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Frances Donaldson was an award-winning biographer. Her other books include The Marconi Scandal, Child of the Twenties, Evelyn Waugh: Portrait of a Country Neighbour, a biography of Edward VIII, and a history of the Royal Opera House. She also edited Yours, Plum, a collection of Wodehouse's letters. 

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