At Blandings Castle, Lord Emsworth's brother Sir Galahad Threepwood is penning his memoirs, much to the horror of his overbearing sister, Lady Constance, who fears salacious tales of his salad days will shame the family. She convinces Baxter, Lord Emsworth's former secretary, to return to Blandings to steal the memoirs. Also at the Castle is Ronnie Fish, who's hoping to get money from Emsworth in order to marry his chorus girl sweetie, Sue. But the best laid schemes of memoir-stealing and marriage-funding gamely go awry. Not one to be easily deterred, Ronnie secretly kidnaps Lord Emsworth's prize pig in order to claim the reward. Baxter, though, is certain that Emsworth’s current secretary has stolen the pig as a sort of porcine job insurance. Soon, Blandings is awash in private detectives, broken engagements, and mistaken identities. Martin Jarvis' nimble reading adds to the hilarity of this classic Wodehouse farce.
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A Blandings novel
‘You don’t analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.’ Stephen Fry
The Empress of Blandings, prize-winning pig and all-consuming passion of Clarence, Ninth Earl of Emsworth, has disappeared.
Blandings Castle is in uproar and there are suspects a-plenty – from Galahad Threepwood (who is writing memoirs so scandalous they will rock the aristocracy to its foundations) to the Efficient Baxter, chilling former secretary to Lord Emsworth. Even Beach the Butler seems deeply embroiled. And what of Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, Clarence’s arch-rival, and his passion for prize-winning pigs?
With the castle full of deceptions and impostors, will Galahad's memoirs ever see the light of day? And will the Empress be returned...?About the Author:
The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.
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Book Description CSA Word, 2009. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. abridged edition edition. 1 pages. 5.75x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1934997277