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When rich and imperious American widow Beatrice Chavender eats a forkful of inferior ham at her sister's country house near London, it affects the lives of everyone around her - her sister, her brother-in-law, her sister's butler, her sister's poor relation Sally, Sally's fiance Lord Holberton, and, most of all, Mrs Chavender's own one-time fiance, 'Ham King' J. B. Duff, whose rotten product spoils her breakfast.

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Review:

"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; "He exhausts superlatives" Stephen Fry; "Pure word music" Douglas Adams; "The Everyman edition promises to be a splendid celebration of the divine Plum" The Independent; "The handsome bindings are only the cherry on top of what is already a cake without compare" Evening Standard; "A handsome, collectable hardback edition" Lynne Truss, The Times"

About the Author:

PG Wodehouse was born on the 15th October 1881 in Guildford, Surrey, England

He was educated at Dulwich College between 1894 & 1900

In 1900 he entered the employ of the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank at £80 per year ! He began writing articles for various newspapers & periodicals

In 1902 he resigned from the bank

In the same year his 1st novel The Pothunters was published On the 25th April 1904 Plum arrived in New York for the first time

This was the beginning of Plum's career in musicals and editorships

As the money starts to come in Plum buys a car (a Darracq Auto)

After one lesson he crashes the car into a hedge and never drives again ! Plum then wrote many highly successful novels as well as musicals

In 1929 he signed a contract to work as a screenwriter in Hollywood

He complains of being paid far too much money for far too little work !

This causes a mini public relations storm in the US press In 1932 Plum returned to England for a short time before settling in France

In 1940 Germany occupied France and Plum was interned

Wodehouse made a series of radio broadcasts which were widely misconstrued

He was vilified and persecuted by the BBC and the English press

Confidential records now released show that Wodehouse was totally innocent of the accusations

Guilty perhaps only of a little naivety In 1947 Plum moved back to to the USA

In 1955 he became a US citizen

In 1967 British Prime Minister James Callaghan blocked a Knighthood, read the government report.

In 1974 his last complete novel Aunts aren't Gentlemen was published

In 1975 he was finally knighted by the Queen

Plum's health was so poor his Doctor forbade the trip to England

It is believed that the Queen Mother felt so strongly for Wodehouse

and at the appalling treatment he had received

that she wanted to travel to the US and Knight him herself !

However once again Government interference unjustly stopped this On the 14th Feb 1975 Plum sadly died in hospital

"after a good morning's work on his latest novel" Wodehouse was the quintessential British author who only now receives

the full credit he deserves

PG Wodehouse was born on the 15th October 1881 in Guildford, Surrey, England He was educated at Dulwich College between 1894 & 1900 In 1900 he entered the employ of the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank at £80 per year ! He began writing articles for various newspapers & periodicals In 1902 he resigned from the bank In the same year his 1st novel The Pothunters was published On the 25th April 1904 Plum arrived in New York for the first time This was the beginning of Plum's career in musicals and editorships As the money starts to come in Plum buys a car (a Darracq Auto) After one lesson he crashes the car into a hedge and never drives again ! Plum then wrote many highly successful novels as well as musicals In 1929 he signed a contract to work as a screenwriter in Hollywood He complains of being paid far too much money for far too little work ! This causes a mini public relations storm in the US press In 1932 Plum returned to England for a short time before settling in France In 1940 Germany occupied France and Plum was interned Wodehouse made a series of radio broadcasts which were widely misconstrued He was vilified and persecuted by the BBC and the English press Confidential records now released show that Wodehouse was totally innocent of the accusations Guilty perhaps only of a little naivety In 1947 Plum moved back to to the USA In 1955 he became a US citizen In 1967 British Prime Minister James Callaghan blocked a Knighthood, read the government report. In 1974 his last complete novel Aunts aren't Gentlemen was published In 1975 he was finally knighted by the Queen Plum's health was so poor his Doctor forbade the trip to England It is believed that the Queen Mother felt so strongly for Wodehouse and at the appalling treatment he had received that she wanted to travel to the US and Knight him herself ! However once again Government interference unjustly stopped this On the 14th Feb 1975 Plum sadly died in hospital "after a good morning's work on his latest novel" Wodehouse was the quintessential British author who only now receives the full credit he deserves

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