A classic novel about Uncle Fred, the Earl of Ickenham by P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century.
Frederick, Earl of Ickenham, remains young at heart. So his jape of using a catapult to ping a silk top hat off his grumpy half-brother-in-law is nothing out of the ordinary - but the consequences abound with possibilities.
'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran
Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour. - Stephen Fry
'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks
'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes
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COCKTAIL TIME 5KUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Arguably the funniest of four books about the Earl of Ickenham, this romp begins with the unruly sexagenarian knocking the hat off his stuffy in-law Beefy Bastable with a slingshot. Bastable, assuming ... Read full review
Review: Cocktail TimeUser Review - Paul - Goodreads
This wasn't my absolute favorite Wodehouse, but it did have Uncle Fred and you have to love a character who is dapper, light hearted, and knows the phrase "sublunary medulla oblongata diathesis." (taken from Uncle Fred in Springtime). Read full review