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Galahad can't abide broken hearts. So when Sam Bagshott and Sandy, Lord Emsworth's current secretary, have a falling-out over a bet, Galahad determines to reunite the warring couple. Sam stands to win a sackful if Tipton Plimsoll marries Veronica Wedge, Lord Emsworth's niece, but there's a rumor that Tipton is deep in the financial soup. Veronica's fearsome mother immediately stops all nuptials. To add to the mayhem, the Empress, Lord Emsworth's beloved prize porker, is discovered drunk. Fortunately, Galahad is on hand to put matters right. Or so he hopes.

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

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Best book and best narrator

This book was published during the peak of Beatlemania and I imagine some cross influence in the book lyrics or phrasing.
It also seems to be an encore or “best of” performance reminiscent of many prior Blandings escapades that seem recent past but were written over two World Wars earlier. (Did 1960’s British bobbies commonly ride bicycles on patrol? Would a messenger carry a letter for sixpence when a 45 rpm record cost 12 times as much? Did Lord Emsworth sail back from America or did he fly?)
I say this is PGW’s best book because it’s the one I just heard. I almost always feel that way about a Blandings or Jeeves book when I first finish. And Jonathan Cecil is often the best narrator but I give Jeremy the nod for his subtlety. PG has hundreds of clever phrases here and other narrators were better at drawing attention to such, Mr Sinden forced me to listen closer and consciously which enriched the experience.

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Galahad at His Best

Though a late production (1965), this is a worthy addition to the Blandings saga that began way back in 1915. In the face of problems knottier than a macrame plant hanger, that ingenious, slightly dubious character Gally Threepwood manages to find happy endings for everyone—except, of course, his sister Lady Hermione. And Jeremy Sinden’s performance makes you wish he’d recorded more Wodehouse than he did.

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One of the best comic novels of all time

Blandings Castle must feel that something is not quite right with the world when there isn't at least one imposter residing within its walls. Luckily, here we have not only someone posing as the author of Lord Emsworth's favorite pig book, but we have drunk pigs, angry aunts, befuddled peers, and broken hearts which must be mended. Thank goodness Galahad Threepwood is on hand to steer everyone to a happy ending! This book has everything you expect from a P.G. Wodehouse novel, and may be his best book of all time.

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