Welcome to Blandings Castle, a place that is never itself without an imposter.Wodehouse himself once noted that Blandings has impostors like other houses have mice. On this particular occasion there are two, both intent on a dangerous enterprise. Lord Emsworths secretary, the Efficient Baxter, is on the alert and determined to discover what is afootdespite the distractions caused by the Honorable Freddie Threepwoods hapless affair of the heart.Freddie is engaged to marry the daughter of a wealthy American who is a passionate collector of ancient Egyptian scarabs. When one goes missing, a thousand-pound reward is offered for its return and Blandings becomes a madhouse as friends turn rivals in the scramble to retrieve the object.
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A Blandings novel This is the first Blandings novel, in which P.G. Wodehouse introduces us to the delightfully dotty Lord Emsworth, his bone-headed younger son, the Hon. Freddie Threepwood, his long-suffering secretary, the Efficient Baxter, and Beach the Blandings butler.
As Wodehouse wrote, ‘without at least one impostor on the premises, Blandings Castle is never itself’. In Something Fresh there are two, each with an eye on a valuable scarab 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...About the Author:
P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) was born in Surrey, educated in London, and spent much of his life in Southampton, Long Island, becoming an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books, twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1982. Book Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. Good DJ but has sunning to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9993624204
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1969. Reprint, 1982. Binding tight; dust jacket spine slightly faded; dust jacket not price-clipped & protected in removable clear film. The first Blandings novel. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS153132I
Book Description Random House, London, United Kingdom, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: AS NEW CONDITION. Dust Jacket Condition: AS NEW DUST JACKET. First Edition, First Printing Thus. //NO REMAINDER MARK//NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKS OF ANY KIND (no names or inscriptions, no bookplate, no underlining, etc) //NOT PRICECLIPPED// NEW MYLAR COVER//. Hardcover Book. Bookseller Inventory # 0026636
Book Description Herbert Jenkins Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Jacket is rubbed and marked.Intenally clean.Excellent binding.Reissue.[R.K]. Bookseller Inventory # avjm