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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.
For a message from our President, click here. Alexander Armstrong tells how he was introduced to PGW by his father round a winter's fireside (first printed in Wooster Sauce in March 2017)
For a message from our Society patron, HRH The Duke Of Kent, click here.
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A night of readings, music and stories linking Wodehouse's life and work, as inspired by his personal items on display in the British Library Treasures gallery such as his Warwickshire cricket club tie with links to a real bowler called Jeeves. With Robert McCrum, journalist and author of Wodehouse: A Life, and singer Hal Cazalet, Wodehouse’s step great-
Wodehouse Memorial to be installed at Westminster Abbey
The Very Rev Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, has given permission for a memorial in memory of PG Wodehouse to be placed in the Abbey. Society Chairman, Hilary Bruce, says "this is a recognition of Plum's place in the literary pantheon. His stone will deservedly lie among those of some of the greatest writers in this country's history and his own literary heroes."
Jeeves and the King of Clubs
Jeeves and the King of Clubs, an homage by Ben Schott was published on 1st November.
"Storm clouds loom over Europe. Treason is afoot in the highest social circles. The very security of the nation is in peril. Jeeves, it transpires, has long been an agent of British Intelligence, but now His Majesty's Government must turn to the one man who can help ... Bertie Wooster." (Penguin.)
Future Events Highlights
February 18, Society meeting at the Savile Club.
July 8, Society meeting at the Savile Club.
October 17 -
More future events here.
The Emsworth Museum, which has a permanent exhibition marking Plum’s connection to the town, reopens from March 31 to November 11, 2018. It is open on Saturdays and Bank Holidays, 10.30 -
Membership of the Society makes a present that cannot fail to bring a smile of gratitude from the recipient. Who do you love enough to give it? Details here.
Memories of Norman Murphy, from those who knew him, continue to accumulate (see the latest here). And for an account of a Society evening of understandably mixed emotions on February 15th 2017 when friends and members met to exchange their fondest memories of our Founding Chairman, click here.
On 16 November 2017 Random House published four books of Wodehouse short stories. More details here.
Future events (1 December);
A Dash of Wooster Sauce (18 September);
Wodehousean websites (23 February)
Plum in his library at his Long Island home, with many of his books behind him; and using his cherished Royal Electric typewriter
Alexander Armstrong is President of the Society. Read the announcement of his appointment in 2017 here.
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