The Golf Omnibus Hardcover – 10 Nov 1980
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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) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A collection of Wodehouse's funniest golfing stories, as told by the Oldest Member --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
A must read. Buy it.
Nope, what I'm going to say may sound heretic but as far as I'm concerned Wodehouse's golf stories are his best. Yes, I know Jeeves and Wooster are more famous, but for shear wit with a subversive undertone and laugh out loud moments, the tales from the Oldest Member are by far the best. How can one not bring a smile to the face when the 'Wrecking Crew,' a foursome of geriatric golfers are on the links?
The stories revolve generally around the tales told by the clubs 'Oldest Member,' probably an allusion to Wodehouse himself, where through golfing stories he helps other members in their exploits. Usually it's around a young chap chasing the filly of his dreams. Each story has charm, wit and a bit of wickedness slipped in with golf being the religion of choice for those who are upright and decent. I think I've read this collection three or four times now and each and every time I find something that tickles my funny bone.
And, I don't play golf and never have.
This collection is the perfect example of why Wodehouse is held high. I heartily recommend it to anyone with any sense of mischief or humour in them.
which only the brilliance of Wodehouse can make possible. His humour is wonderful and his use of the English language outstandin.g.
For me t any rate P. G. Wodehouse is outstanding, in a class of his own.
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My favourite PGW short stories. All the wit, charm and brilliant writing associated with Wodehouse, but with a bitter-sweet understanding gained from first hand experience as a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by David
This is for any golfer, rabbit or tiger, who has the willingness to recognize and laugh at him or herself.Published 5 months ago by Mr GG Crawford
V satisfied. The product was described. Prompt delivery. Wonderfully priced. Being a Wodehouse fan, I was v luckyPublished 7 months ago by santosh
Perfect bedtime reading for all golf enthusiasts. The book takes you back in time and takes les than ten minutes per chapter. I keep comming back to this timeless classic.Published 16 months ago by Mike Nevin