The Luck of the Bodkins

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Random House, Jul 15, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
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A P.G. Wodehouse novel

Seize this wonderful chance to embark on a Wodehousian voyage on the luxurious liner S.S. Atlantic - in the company of Monty Bodkin, whose passion for Gertrude Butterwick knows no bounds (except those set by the wild-at-heart Hollywood starlet Lotus Blossom and her pet alligator). Also aboard are a movie mogul, the centre-forward for the All-England ladies hockey team and the two Tennyson brothers (one of whom has been mistaken for the late poet laureate and given a fat movie contract...). Also a chatty steward, and a mouse doll in which all manner of things can be hidden. This hilarious comic novel is Wodehouse at full sail - a voyage of pure delight.

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Review: The Luck of the Bodkins (The Drones Club)

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I've been reading and re-reading PG Wodehouse, one English's great wordsmiths. One of the best opening of any novel every written: "Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel ... Read full review

Review: The Luck of the Bodkins (The Drones Club)

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At first all I could think about was how this was a much longer version of "Life with Freddie". It is 358 pages compared to the 100 pages of the other story. And then I thought that admittedly it does ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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