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Blandings: The Crime Wave at Blandings: (Episode 4) [Kindle Edition]

P.G. Wodehouse
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Baxter returns as summer tutor for Clarence’s grandson George and plans to weasel his way back into permanent employment.

Blandings is threatened by the return of tyrannical secretary Baxter, hired by Connie to put an end to all tom-foolery. This is a tragedy for Clarence and he finds an unusual ally in his grandson George, who had been happily rampaging through the grounds with an air rifle.

It is not long before there is an outbreak of shooting and wounding. Meanwhile, Freddie is back to ask Clarence to clear his debts, this time pursued by East-End gangsters and a beguiling dancer who takes a fancy to Beach.

‘Sublime comic genius’

Ben Elton

‘You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.’

Stephen Fry

‘The funniest writer ever to put words to paper.’

Hugh Laurie

‘P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection.’

Julian Fellowes

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 276 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (4 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,481 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing book 31 Dec. 2013
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I enjoyed the book and sometimes it actually made me laugh out loud. However I did find it a little dated, if fun and easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the betters Blandings stories 17 Aug. 2013
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The Crime Wave is one of Wodehouse's better Blandings stories, with all the favourite characters playing a part in the plot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars vintage wodehouse 3 May 2013
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I had read it before but it came back to me like a well loved warm jumper, still diverting and rereadable
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 13 April 2013
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Difficult to see how it could have been anything else. One of the greatest writers in the English language and one of the funniest too.
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