One of Wodehouse's sunniest and most charming farces, "Summer Lighting" forms a sort of sequel to "Heavy Weather" but pursues a crazy logic of its own in putting the long-suffering inhabitants of Blandings Castle through one of the author's most deranged plots. 'Immortal...gloriously, a book about nothing, and all the better for it' - Nick Hornby.
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A Blandings novel
‘You don’t analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.’ Stephen Fry
The Empress of Blandings, prize-winning pig and all-consuming passion of Clarence, Ninth Earl of Emsworth, has disappeared.
Blandings Castle is in uproar and there are suspects a-plenty – from Galahad Threepwood (who is writing memoirs so scandalous they will rock the aristocracy to its foundations) to the Efficient Baxter, chilling former secretary to Lord Emsworth. Even Beach the Butler seems deeply embroiled. And what of Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, Clarence’s arch-rival, and his passion for prize-winning pigs?
With the castle full of deceptions and impostors, will Galahad's memoirs ever see the light of day? And will the Empress be returned...?About the Author:
Pelham (Plum) Grenville Wodehouse was born in 1881 in Guildford, Surrey. Having spent his early years in Hong Kong he was sent to Dulwich College and worked as a banker and journalist before embarking on a career as a prolific and popular writer. He became an American citizen in 1955 and was knighted in 1975 a few weeks before his death in Southampton, New York, on February 14.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 141181958