Young Men in Spats

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Random House, Mar 23, 2010 - Fiction - 272 pages
5 Reviews

Meet the Young Men in Spats - all members of the Drones Club, all crossed in love and all busy betting their sometimes nonexistent fortunes on unlikely outcomes - that's when they're not recovering from driving their sports cars through rather than round Marble Arch.

These wonderful comic short stories are the essence of innocent fun. In them you'll encounter some of Wodehouse's favourite characters - including, for the first time, his future hero Uncle Fred. The collection is widely regarded as one of Wodehouse's best and includes one of his own favourites, 'The Amazing Hat Mystery'.

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Review: Young Men in Spats (Uncle Fred 0.5)

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

A Wodehouse short story collection is always going to make me smile. Memorable? Not very. But good. This collection mainly features Drones club stories and have a different type of narration than most ... Read full review

Review: Young Men in Spats (Uncle Fred 0.5)

User Review  - Victoria Cooper - Goodreads

Just brilliant Wodehouse at his best! Very funny short stories that I loved and made it easily palatable. A good book to embark on Widehouse for newbies and a must-read for fanatics! Go get lost in the hysterical eccentrics of British aristocracy. Read full review

About the author (2010)

The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies, and at one stage had five shows running simultaneously on Broadway. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue Knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.

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