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The Golf Omnibus [Paperback]

P.G. Wodehouse
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Book Description

5 July 1990
The Oldest Member's reverence for golf does not cramp his style in telling some of the funniest, tallest and most joyful stories in the whole Wodehouse canon. In this splendid omnibus, introduced by Wodehouse himself, love and the links are inextricably intertwined, in this bumper collection of hilarious short stories that show the course of true love is racing down the middle of the fairway.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Hutchinson; New Ed edition (5 July 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091745756
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091745752
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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"You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour" (Stephen Fry)

"The greatest comic writer ever" (Douglas Adams)

"The funniest writer ever to put words to paper" (Hugh Laurie)

"P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century" (Sebastian Faulks)

"Sublime comic genius" (Ben Elton)

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A collection of Wodehouse's funniest golfing stories, as told by the Oldest Member

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for golfers and/or Wodehouse fans 3 May 1999
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This wonderful collection of P G Wodehouse's golfing short stories provides the reader with a book that he or she can treat as an occasional coffee table book, each story being entirely self contained, or as a full blown novel, as the characters are marvellously consistent. Each story is recounted by 'The Oldest Member', himself quite a character and someone that all Golfers will relate to, as every club has a similar father figure. Each of the stories evokes images of life in the 1920's and 30's, in the same sort of social circles as inhabited by Wodehouse's most famous character, Bertie Wooster. Similar themes also prevail, such as couples becoming engaged and separating over trivialities, but golf is here the uniting factor. Wodehouse clearly had a great fondness for golf, and for the two principal locations of the stories - England and the North Eastern United States - and blends all of these themes wonderfully well. The best recommendation I can give this book is that, unlike so much humour, it bears re-reading time and again, if only to be reminded to Wodehouse's superlative turn of phrase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative periodic humour 4 Dec 2006
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I cannot recommend this book highly enough. As a golfer, nostalgic & Wodehouse fan, this is surely one of the great comic books. Every page is bursting with gentle witticisms & humour, not forgetting the odd bit of sage advice from "The Oldest Member". I have had this book for about 8 years & every time I think of it again, I read it from cover to cover.

A must read. Buy it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Take the most difficult, annoying an addictive game ever invented and the best humourous writer England has ever produced at the peak of his powers and you have the funniest most perfectly written golf stories it will ever be your good fortune to read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read! 2 April 2014
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I don't know a baffy from a mashie-niblick, but these short stories tickle my funny-bone every time. Wodehouse is the greatest humorous author we have ever had.
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I read these years ago and had forgotten just how good these stories are.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A historical view of golf. 28 Jun 2014
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An interesting old world view of the effect golf has on club members! It makes very pleasant holiday reading alongside the swimming pool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars P.G.Wodehouse 11 Jun 2014
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I have always enjoyed P.G.Wodehouse for his ability to portray the English in such flowery prose. And as I have always liked Golf as a game, played usually in beautiful countryside, his combination of the two makes it a must for me. Plus the witty way that he was always able to make his foppish heroes so likeable, can always bring a chuckle even after having read them before. Wonderful light and funny reading, ideal for a sunny day, or any day really!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A joy 2 Feb 2014
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Wodehouse and golf a great combination. It was a joy to read. Full of old world charm and humour. Can't wait to get out with my mashie niblik
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
It's a book to dip in and out of and don't expect much in terms of riveting story line. Very laid back and English which did ont quite come off in golfing anecdotes
Published 7 months ago by reynard
5.0 out of 5 stars The Genius of Wodehouse
If it were possible to give six stars I would. A simply brilliant, funny and clever collection of short stories from that master of the turn or phrase, PG Wodehouse. Read more
Published 10 months ago by M. G. Chisholm
5.0 out of 5 stars Golf humour
PG Wodehouse obviously loved golf. He writes very amusingly about the game. As they are all short stories they are a good way to amuse yourself when you have a little time.
Published 11 months ago by JHvW
5.0 out of 5 stars I've wanted to read this book again for 25 years...
It's as good as it ever was... I'm delighted to read it again... puts me right back in the mood for more PG Wodehouse
Published 11 months ago by MR JAMES BELL
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Wodehouse
There really hasn't been a humorous writer to match P. G. Wodehouse. You don't need to be interested in golf to enjoy this book, because it is about the poeple who play golf, not... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mr. D. R. Goodman
5.0 out of 5 stars THE GOLF OMNIBUS
The best golf book ever written. I can read it over and over again and it feels as fresh as the first time. Read more
Published 23 months ago by downland
5.0 out of 5 stars The Golf Onmibus. PG Wodehouse
I first read a borrowed copy of this about fifteen years ago. From then on I was hooked on Wodehouse and especially his golf stories. Read more
Published on 2 April 2012 by ChrisPort
5.0 out of 5 stars I love p g wodehouse.
I love Sir p g wodehouse. His wordsmanship. His golf scenario's and his way of thinking. I am a big fan of his.
Published on 14 Mar 2012 by rosered
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