Publication Date: 01/05/2008 ISBN: 9780099513797 Category:

Leave it to Psmith

P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Cornerstone
Publication Date: 01/05/2008 ISBN: 9780099513797 Category:
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A Mulliner collection

In the Angler’s Rest, drinking hot scotch and lemon, sits one of Wodehouse’s greatest raconteurs. Mr Mulliner, his vivid imagination lubricated by Miss Postlethwaite the barmaid, has fabulous stories to tell of the extraordinary behaviour of his far-flung family: in particular there’s Wilfred, inventor of Raven Gypsy face-cream and Snow of the Mountain Lotion, who lights on the formula for Buck-U-Uppo, a tonic given to elephants to enable them to face tigers with the necessary nonchalance. Its explosive effects on a shy young curate and then the higher clergy is gravely revealed. Then there’s his cousin James, the detective-story writer, who has inherited a cottage more haunted than anything in his own imagination. And Isadore Zinzinheimer, head of the Bigger, Better & Brighter Motion Picture Company. Tall tales all – but among Wodehouse’s best.

‘[Wodehouse]’s supreme achievement is Leave it to Psmith. Accept no substitutes.’ John Self’s favourite funny book for Irish Times

‘You’d have to have a heart of stone not to be amused by PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Psmith books.’ Adrian McKinty’s favourite funny books for Irish Times

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