One hundred years after his first novel was published P.G. Wodehouse still promises a release from everyday cares into a paradise of innocent comic mayhem. His many books are still in print, his characters -Jeeves, Wooster and Lord Emsworth - have passed into the language and his admirers range from Dorothy Parker, Evelyn Waugh to Salman Rushdie, Stephen Fry and Gerry Adams.In a new biography based on research throughout Britain, Europe and the USA Robert McCrum delves deep beneath the brilliant surface of P.G. Wodehouse's extraordinary life: his youth in Edwardian Britain, his golden years in Jazz Age America and his internment in Nazi Germany, the experience that haunted him to his death in 1975, to create a moving and extremely funny portrait of an English writer of genius.
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'Excellent biography...sensible, loving and well-written' -- Daily Mail
'Excellent...those who delight in Wodehouse will also delight in McCrum's biography.' -- John Mortimer
'Lucid, fair-minded and proper...No lover of Wodehouse will want to be without this masterly appraisal' -- Stephen Fry
'Wodehouse' is a lucid, scholarly and constantly engrossing biography of one of the greatest comic writers of the 20th century.' -- Guardian
‘Wonderful - one of those biographies that lives up to all one’s hopes and expectations...' -- John Le Carre
Robert McCrum is the author of six novels and two works of non-fiction, The Story of English and My Year Off. He is literary editor of the Observer and lives in London.
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