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Information sheets

In 2018 we revised and updated the Information Sheets, which were first included on the website in 2000 and had not been comprehensively reviewed since.

There are now ten Information Sheets (as listed below), and IS9 is supported by both a set of Introductory Notes and some articles providing further details of some of the entries. This replaces the Information Sheet formerly headed ‘Series Short Stories’, and now consists of all the information contained in the Society’s booklet entitled A Simplified Chronology of P G Wodehouse’s fiction, which was published in May 2011. (Subsequently, six articles were published in Wooster Sauce expanding on various specific and complex topics covered by the Chronology, and these appear as IS9b.)

Some members have queried why, as the introduction to the reference materials pages stated that ‘We have gathered together in this section all of the reference materials used on this website for your convenience’, two of our Information Sheets did not appear in this section, but only appeared elsewhere elsewhere on our website. We do not know the answer to that riddle, and have decided to include the two Information Sheets IS 8 (A Potted Biography of P G Wodehouse, with Milestones) and IS 10 (Wodehouse’s Actions During the War – Put in Context) in this section.

Although these two are not directly related to the legacy of Wodehouse’s work, it makes sense and maintains the numerical completeness of the Information Sheets, if they are added to this section as well as continuing to appear elsewhere on our website. We believe also that the content of IS 10 cannot be too widely read, as recently there have once again been examples of adverse comments about Wodehouse’s broadcasts from persons who could not possible have said what they did if they had been aware of and understood the facts laid out in the Information Sheet.

The complete list of information sheets (please click the title to view the sheet) as they now appear is:

Title
IS 1 Books by P G Wodehouse
IS 2 Plays Written by P G Wodehouse
IS 3 Libretti Written by P G Wodehouse
IS 4 Novels by P G Wodehouse appearing in Magazines
IS 5 Musical comedies with Lyrics Written by P G Wodehouse
IS 6 Foreign translations of Books by P G Wodehouse
IS 7 Magazines which featured P G Wodehouse Stories
IS 8 A Potted Biography of P G Wodehouse, with Milestones
IS 9 A Simplified Chronology of P G Wodehouse Fiction: Introductory Notes
IS 9a A Simplified Chronology of P G Wodehouse Fiction
IS 9b Articles from Wooster Sauce providing further details on six
aspects of the chronology of Wodehouse’s Fiction writing
IS 10 Wodehouse’s Actions During the War – Put in Context