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Service with a Smile: (Blandings Castle) Paperback – 7 Aug 2008
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as ever, this book is full of elegant wit and gentle humour, as it follows yet more adventures in the life of lord emsworth, his beloved pig, and his nearest & dearest.
of course, the main plot line is much the same as ever for blandings books, but its the subtleties and delivery that are pure brilliance. read and enjoy!
This is the eighth Blandings novel, and the last of four to feature that most delightful of Wodehouse creations, the Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred. Although Wodehouse was eighty-one when he wrote this novel, there is no sign of his powers failing.Read more ›
As Fred puts it `There is always apt to be trouble when you start spreading sweetness and light. You find there isn't enough to go around and someone has to be left out of the distribution. Very difficult to get a full hand' and so there is no happy ending for Blandings regulars Lord Tilbury, of the Mammoth Publishing company whom we met previously in `Bill the Conqueror', `Sam the Sudden' and `Heavy Weather', or the Duke of Dunstable whom appeared in `Uncle Fred in the Springtime'.
As with most Wodehouse, and particularly Blandings, the plot is of little consequence and we are generally delighted by the casts most eccentric characters on being given an airing and the show here is stolen by Uncle Fred and Lord Emsworth but especially George Threepwood, Emsworth's grandson, and his Hollywood gangster dialogue and his employ of said on Dunstable, now that he has graduated from shooting people with his air gun (`The Crime Wave at Blandings') to his camera.
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One of the later Wodehouse novels so the plotting is less convoluted than usual but it is a very funny book and worth reading.Published 15 months ago by David Stewart
It's a Wodehouse, I love his witty writing, and this is no excepton.Published on 13 July 2014 by Hugh
PG Woodhouse, one of the best writers of his time. Love listening to his stories when baking and doing household chores, makes the time fly.Published on 27 Mar. 2014 by Amazon Customer
Full of the usual fun and frolics and made me laugh out loud. Lovely characters and lots of silliness. A Wodehouse classic.Published on 11 Nov. 2013 by Polorider