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His stories of yes men and nodders junior yes men whom agree with their superiors without recourse to chanting yes are fantastic.
If he was surprised at the presence of a the younger son of the house in the amber drawing-room with a sack of rats in his hand, he gave no indication of the fact. It undoubtedly helped a man in his dealings with the domestic staff to have, as they had had, the rights of the high, the middle and the low justice—which meant, broadly, that if you got annoyed with your head-gardener you could immediately divide him into four head-gardeners with a battle-axe and no questions asked—but even so, he realized that they were better men than he was and that, if he allowed craven fear of Angus McAllister to stand in the way of this delightful girl and her charming brother getting all the flowers they required, he was not worthy to be the last of their line.
Feb 23, Lise Petrauskas rated it liked it Shelves: I’m not sure why. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I almost forgot, did you know there’s a BBC tv series based on the Blandings books?
Published July 2nd by W. View all 7 comments. I slipped in another Wodehouse, since these are trying times and he is balm for the soul. It’s a long time since I have read a Wodehouse book afresh – Anf have finished them all long back so I have to do with re-reads. Most of his stories poke subtle fun at the upper crust in s England.
They don’t have as well-drawn characters as the Blandings Castle stories. Now humor is a very personal thing, and what one person finds uproarious may leave another cold.
This one is a collection of stories: Paperback caslte, pages. I was going out to check on the garden. Some of the plots are typical Wodehouse formula plots. Media Blandings Castle and Elsewhere. Of the dozen stories in this volume, half anv dedicated to Blandings Castle and its vacuous peer, Lord Emsworth – attended by his ever-faithful butler Beach, the redoubtable head-gardener An It’s a long time since I have read a Wodehouse book afresh – I have finished them all long back so I have to do with re-reads.
Just love everything by Wodehouse for its ‘striking subtlety’,which lingers for a long time! For a start the Empress of Blandings, in the running for her first prize in the Fat Pigs Class at the Shropshire Agricultural Show, is off her food rlsewhere and can only be coaxed back to the trough by a call in her own language.
Blandings Castle and Elsewhere : P. G. Wodehouse :
Description A Blandings collection The ivied walls of Blandings Castle have seldom glowed as sunnily as in these wonderful stories – but there are snakes in the rolling parkland ready to nip Clarence, the absent-minded Ninth Earl of Emsworth, when he least expects it.
The Efficient Baxter does not appear in these stories, for better or cstle. Refresh and try again. Only when all the Yes-Men have yessed, do the Nodders begin to function.
It is not easy blxndings explain to the lay mind the extremely intricate ramifications of the personnel of a Hollywood motion-picture organization. Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and cast,e stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of lyrics for some thirty musical comedies.
I am less enamored with Wodehouse’s Mulliner stories. If it happened at Blandings Castle, it’s priceless. It is really a book of two halves with the first half chronicling the Threepwood family elsewere Blandings, the second half concerning Mr Mulliners tall tales and a brief interlude of a story about Bobbie Wickham, a thoroughly modern girl.
I really didn’t like any of the Mulliner stories. Four stars for the Blandings Castle stories, about the first half of the book.
He is followed, in order of precedence, by the second Yes-Man – or Vice-Yesser, as he is sometimes called – and the junior Yes-Man. I must admit that I can’t quite stomach binge reading his works, but I take a great delight in all that I’ve read, and this is another comedic masterpiece.
I liked him much more now that he’s more steady. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Bring On the Girls! In the novels, not an awful lot happens ultimately – it’s just convoluted; here, whilst there is the odd impersonation and conspiracy, the plots are simpler and so a greater number of substantial events occur in so far as substantial events occur in the world of Blandings at all: