Not too long after George, 6th Viscount Uffenham, hit upon the brilliant idea of stashing away the family fortune in diamonds, he forgot where he had hidden them. Forced to let out Shipley Hall, he is now left with the problem of how to recover the loot.
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The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals including Punch and the Globe. He married in 1914. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, and at one stage had five musicals running simultaneously on Broadway. His time in Hollywood also provided much source material for fiction.
At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.
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Book Description Penguin, 1964. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11014002204X