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To celebrate its quatercentenary (400th anniversary) Dulwich College is publishing a series of books concerned with, and inspired by, Alleynians. The first in the series is Wodehouse’s School Days. Wodehouse was at Dulwich from 1894 to 1900. His school novels and tales included his first published book, The Pothunters (1902), and the more ambitious Mike (1909), and in all seven were set in a scarcely modified Dulwich College. They restore a lost world of rich comedy, wit and wisdom about schools and growing up, conceived out of love for his old school. The book includes copious material from the Dulwich College Archives, as well as over twenty original illustrations from the school novels and tales. The author, Dr Jan Piggott, FSA, was formerly Head of English and Keeper of the Archives at Dulwich College.
The book will cost £20, and is available from June 18th (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
Norman Murphy’s latest book, The P. G. Wodehouse Miscellany, was published on February 2 and is available in bookstores and online; eg. here. The Amazon review says: “... behind all the brilliant metaphors that make us laugh out loud, there is a surprising background of reality. Wodehouse didn’t create his stories from scratch; he used real settings and exaggerated the characteristics of people he knew. This book follows the development and progress of his legendary characters, and tells us where Wodehouse got his ideas from. It is a must for all fans.”
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Welcome to the website of The PG Wodehouse Society (UK). PG Wodehouse is widely regarded as the greatest comic author of the 20th century. Hilaire Belloc, no less, called him ‘the head of my profession’. This high respect from his peers, past and present, is principally for his supreme command of the English language.
Wodehouse wrote more than 70 novels and 200 short stories, creating numerous much-
The Society celebrates the life and works of this multi-
We hope you will find everything you need on the pages of this website, which includes:
● a membership application form (click here), should you wish to join this flourishing society of around a thousand members;
● answers to questions about Plum, his life, his books;
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Plum in his library at his Long Island home, with many of his books behind him; and using his cherished Royal Electric typewriter
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