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If Lord Ickenham had not succumbed to the temptation to dislodge the hat of Beefy Bastable, the irascible QC, with a well-aimed Brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write his exposé of the younger generation, a novel so shocking that it caused endless repercussions for its hapless author, and sparked off a whole series of outrageous misunderstandings that it would take the inventive talents of Lord Ickenham himself to resolve.

©1958 P.G. Wodehouse (P)2016 Blackstone Audio

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Uncle Fred...

Mr Wodehouse, you were a great man when storytelling. And your legacy continues-even in 2016.
Thank you for sharing with us. For keeping alive in us whom read, a special place called... JOY!

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  • Beverly
  • Bronx, NY, United States
  • 08-29-18

My Favorite Favorite

As much as I love Jeeves and Wooster, it's the Blandings Castle stories that make me laugh the longest and loudest. And when those stories include Uncle Fred I know my journey from start to finish will be a good one. Cocktail Time is my favorite favorite. It doesn't matter if I'm reading a bound copy or listening to the audio version; it is time well spent.

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Love Uncle Fred

Another delightful several hours spent in English countryside with eccentrics of all sorts. Time well spent.

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Not Uncle Fred's Finest

Uncle Fred is a favorite of mine, but this story doesn't zing like most of Wodehouse's work. I had trouble feeling that the characters were really strongly motivated to fulfill their mission, and the whole thing just sort of limped along, like a string quartet playing a familiar piece but a little out of tune, a little off pace. -- So maybe this isn't where to start or finish your Wodehouse obsession. It will do in a pinch, but minus that madcap high jinx we've come to love