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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;
and much more.
Take your time, linger a while, and you may discover something completely unexpected. We hope you will visit us regularly, so till next time, in the words of Bertram Wooster Esq. – pip, pip.
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If you're after a present for Mother's Day, clicking here could be your salvation.
If you want an idea of how much fun we have at our regular get-
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.”
Do You, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, Take ...? The Wodehouse Society's biennial formal dinners are pretty special in their own right, but 2014's was extra so, as it celebrated the centenary of PG and Ethel's marriage. Click here for an account of a shindig the Master and his wife would undoubtedly have approved of …
If you missed it in London, you can catch up with it somewhere in the UK -
... in a Swedish library! Click here to learn more about an idea that all British libraries should adopt immediately.
All our other recent news can be found here.
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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