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P G Wodehouse is widely regarded as the greatest comic author of the twentieth century. He wrote more than 70 novels and 200 short stories, creating numerous much-loved characters, including the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster, Lord Emsworth and his beloved Empress of Blandings, Mr Mulliner, Ukridge, Psmith and the Oldest Member.

His humorous – often hilarious – articles were published in more than 80 magazines, including contributions to Punch over a period of 60 years, and Wodehouse was also a celebrated lyricist, collaborating with Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Ivor Novello, and Cole Porter on many hit musicals for both Broadway and the West End.

The P G Wodehouse Society (UK) celebrates the life and work of this extraordinarily talented and kindly man. We organise many enjoyable social events for members to meet fellow enthusiasts and produce a much-praised quarterly magazine, Wooster Sauce.

Please explore our website using the options to the left, to find out more about our Society and the genius of P G Wodehouse! There is also much valuable reference material which we hope you will enjoy or find useful for any research.

And keep an eye on this website, as we will soon have an oojah-cum-spiff new version!

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Norman Murphy’s latest book, The P. G. Wodehouse Miscellany

Published on February 2 and 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 this year'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 ...

Perfect Nonsense On Tour

If you missed it in London, you can catch up with it somewhere in the UK - click here for dates up to May 2015.

Wodehouse Gets His Own Corner

... in a Swedish library! Click here to learn more about an idea that all British libraries should adopt immediately.

Go Back In Time At Lyme

Our own Tony Ring will be at Lyme Park near Stockport next month to talk about PGW's connections with the house in the 1920's (click here for details).

A Champion Pig

Click here to find out who was the overall Best of Breed Berkshire pig at the recent Newbury Show.

Bob Miller

We're sad to announce the loss of Bob Miller, captain of our Gold Bats cricket team for many years. Click here for an obituary by Murray Hedgcock. The funeral was on Sept 15 at Chelmsford Cathedral (report here).

Make your own 'Perfect Nonsense'

If you belong to an ambitious theatre group and think you could carry off producing your own version of the J & W West End hit, then you need to read this (click here).

The Society is delighted to tell the world that Sir Terry Wogan KBE DL has accepted the offer to become our new President. See here for the full story.

(Sir Terry’s predecessor and the Society’s first President, Richard Briers CBE, passed away on 17th February, 2013, peacefully at his home at the age of 79. He had been battling a lung condition for several years. A tribute to Richard from the Society’s Chairman Hilary Bruce can be found here and please also click here to read Richard's message as President to visitors to the site.)

A Rare Insight

Norman Murphy's latest book offers readers a chance to read some of the Master's jottings in the early stages of his career (click here).

PGW In Verse

Tony Ring has also gone back to Plum’s early days, to pick a hundred of his poetical works. See here for more details and how to buy and here for a review.



Future events (5 February)


For a message from our Society patron, HRH The Duke Of Kent, please click here.

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