Although the story of Uncle Dynamite concerns Bill Oakshott’s struggle to find ways of getting his girl while financing his inheritance at Ashenden Manor, the real hero of the book is Frederick Altamont Cornwallis, fifth Earl of Ickenham. This noble lord describes himself as ‘one of the hottest earls that ever donned a coronet’ and he was also one of his creator’s favourite characters, featuring in three other novels. Lord Ickenham sees it as his mission to bring a little joy into the lives of others, and on this occasion he surpasses himself.
A handsome, collectable hardback edition * Lynne Truss, THE TIMES * The handsome bindings are only the cherry on top of what is already a cake without compare * Evening Standard * The Everyman edition promises to be a splendid celebration of the divine Plum * The Independent * He exhausts superlatives * Stephen Fry * Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in. * Evelyn Waugh *
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