Young Men in Spats

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Random House, Mar 23, 2010 - Fiction - 272 pages
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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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First published in 1936, this collection offers eight stories about members of the Drones Club and three about Archibald or Modred Mulliner. In "The Amazing Hat Mystery," a mix-up with deliveries ... Read full review

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Wow, for over a decade now I believed that no one approached the comic genius of John Kennedy Toole (Confederacy Of Dunces, Neon Bible). I have now come to find that someone named PG Wodehouse, though ... Read full review

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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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