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The PG Wodehouse Society (UK)

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-loved characters - the inimitable Jeeves and Wooster, Lord Emsworth and his beloved Empress of Blandings, Mr Mulliner, Ukridge, and Psmith. His humorous articles were published in more than 80 magazines, including Punch, over six decades.  Oh, and he was also a highly successful musical lyricist.

The Society celebrates the life and works of this multi-talented man in numerous ways, including a much praised quarterly journal, regular events, meetings and excursions, and close liaison with Random House, his publishers.

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;

● up-to-date news of Society activities;

● 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.

What Ho!

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

Our Website Editor is happy to receive your thoughts and feedback. To make contact please email websiteeditor@pgwodehousesociety.org.uk.

Latest highlights

Something Fresh

Click here for your chance to win a rare PGW original.

A Damsel In Distress

Chichester Theatre is staging a musical version of this PGW favourite later this month (May). Click here for details. Chichester productions have a good chance of going on to the West End, but the success of Perfect Nonsense must have increased the odds even more. So we have our fingers crossed!

One Person's Aunt Dahlia Could Be Another's Mother

If you're after a present for Mother's Day, clicking here could be your salvation.

Society Evening 11th February

If you want an idea of how much fun we have at our regular get-togethers, read here.


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.”

2014 biennial dinner

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 …

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.

More news

All our other recent news can be found here.

Latest changes

Future events (15 May);
Press cuttings (6 March);
Recent events (19 February)

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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