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Random House, Jul 28, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A P.G. Wodehouse collection

Money makes the world go round for Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge - and when there isn't enough of it, the world just has to spin a bit faster.

Ever on the lookout for a quick buck, a solid gold fortune, or at least a plausible little scrounge, the irrepressible Ukridge gives con men a bad name. Looking like an animated blob of mustard in his bright yellow raincoat, he invests time, passion and energy (but seldom actual cash) in a series of increasingly bizarre money-making schemes. Finance for a dog college? It's yours. Shares in an accident syndicate? Easily arranged. Promoting a kind-hearted heavyweight boxer? A snip.

Poor Corky Corcoran, Ukridge's old school chum and confidant, trails through these pages in the ebullient wake of Wodehouse's most disreputable but endearing hero and hopes to escape with his shirt at least.

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Review: Ukridge (Ukridge #1.1)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Stanley Ukridge, wannabe master of the scam, is one of PG Wodehouse's lesser celebrated characters, but this episodic novel is still a sheer delight and filled with the usual wonderful turns-of-phrase ... Read full review

Review: Ukridge (Ukridge #1.1)

User Review  - TR - Goodreads

This collection of short stories, which revolve around the outrageous character of Stanley Featherstonehaugh Ukridge, helped turn a stiflingly boring subway ride into a huge GiggleFest! This work of ... Read full review

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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