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Psmith In The City.

Wodehouse, P. G.

ISBN 10: 0091701309 / ISBN 13: 9780091701307
Published by Hutchinson, London, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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168 pages. Hardcover, with dustjacket. Very good condition. FICTION. This early Wodehouse novel draws on his own working experience at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. The city took a decade to recover from his revelations. (Key Words: P. G. Wodehouse, Banks, Fiction, Novels, Humor, Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank). Reprint edition. The New Autograph Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 12310X1

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Title: Psmith In The City.

Publisher: Hutchinson, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Considering what a prominent figure Mr John Bickersdyke was to be in Mike Jackson's life, it was only appropriate that he should make a dramatic entry into it. This he did by walking behind the bowler's arm when Mike had scored ninety-eight, causing him thereby to be clean bowled by a long-hop. It was the last day of the Ilsworth cricket week, and the house team were struggling hard on a damaged wicket. During the first two matches of the week all had been well. Warm sunshine, true wickets, tea in the shade of the trees. But on the Thursday night, as the team champed their dinner contentedly after defeating the Incogniti by two wickets, a pattering of rain made itself heard upon the windows. By bedtime it had settled to a steady downpour. On Friday morning, when the team of the local regiment arrived in their brake, the sun was shining once more in a watery, melancholy way, but play was not possible before lunch. After lunch the bowlers were in their element. The regiment, winning the toss, put together a hundred and thirty, due principally to a last wicket stand between two enormous corporals, who swiped at everything and had luck enough for two whole teams. The house team followed with seventy-eight, of which Psmith, by his usual golf methods, claimed thirty.

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P. G. Wodehouse (1881 1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

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