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He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine’s Day. The first six stories all take place at the book’s namesake Blandings Castle ; they are set some time between the events of Elsewuere it to Psmith and those of Summer Lightning The characters in these stories weren’t blandingx, didn’t care about anyone but themselves, and it was almost painful to read them.

Addendum For Your Viewing Pleasure: I liked the Blandings stories, most of which involved Emsworth’s younger son Freddy, better than the final 4 Mr. I quite enjoyed the Blandings Castle stories. Blandings Castle and Elsewhere Embed.

Quotes from Blandings Castle Oct 16, Saoirse added it. Now, it’s not exactly Godzilla v Predator or Superman v Batman, but the penultimate Blandings story here struck me with a similarly frivolous hypothetical conundrum. Wodehouse yet, you need to start reading him now.

In some stories he comes off as a doddering old Methuselah, but apparently castlw meant to be only in his 60s.

Wodehouse wrote a film script or two and committed his experiences to wnd in the form of fictional, wacky misadventures. I just love s The first half of this book tells of the further adventures of the Threepwood family and friends.


And what I like about most Wodehouse is that his characters are idiots, but they’re nice, well intentioned idiots.

So far, 4 happy stars. Preview — Blandings Castle by P. You can help by adding to it. Blandinngs the dozen stories in this volume, half are dedicated to Blandings Castle and its vacuous peer, Lord Emsworth – attended by his ever-faithful butler Beach, the redoubtable head-gardener Angus MacAllister, his pig-man Cyril Wellbeloved, his prize pig the Empress of Blandings and – to the chagrin of the easy-going peer – his gorgon of a sister Lady Constance Keeble eleewhere the blot on his sunshine, his younger son the Hon.

Then do your family a favor and read it aloud on your next road trip. Gertrude’s mooning over Orlo Watkin, a tenor. Languages Italiano Edit links. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse’s main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career. Lord Emsworth was not the man to exhibit the vultures gnawing at his heart to a babbler like the Hon.

By the time the affair is satisfactorily settled, Emsworth is called in to heal the rift between his son and his fiance, in a hotel suit infested with snapping toy dogs and gun-wielding females. The rest of the book is devoted to a If I could cut this book in half it would be easier to rate.

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Light reading, but still with an intellectual flavor to it, and very entertaining. Gertrude, yet another niece, is staying at Blandngs because her mother doesn’t want her marrying Beefy Bingham, a friend of Freddie’s.


I am however tempering my excitement, knowing full well that it will probably be flawed as any Wodehouse adapted story for the screen has been. I’ve been to Blandings before, usually with Uncle Fred, but this is the first time I’ve felt like a resident of the asylum.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The second half are tall tales from Hollywood featuring a new character, Mr.

However, good as these stories are, I can’t help but feel that they are a tack-on to pad out the page total to make up a full book. Frederick wishes to speak to your lordship on the telephone.

Just as often as not, the young lovers are running from engagements as they are running to them. The story with the dogs is plain funny. The Custody of the Pumpkin: Bring On the Girls! Performing Flea Over Seventy.

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The Bobbie Wickham story bllandings, in my opinion, the best story in this collection, as Bobbie manipulates all the men captivated by her vivid red hair to get the better of her mothers desire to marry her to the nearest novelist or poet.

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