In the bar-parlour of the Angler's Rest, Mr Mulliner tells his amazing tales, which hold his audience of drinkers (referred to only as Pints of Stout and Whiskies-and-Splash) in the palm of his expressive hand. Here you can discover what happened to The Man Who Gave Up Smoking, share a frisson when the butler delivers Something Squishy on a silver salver ('Your serpent, Sir,' said the voice of Simmons) - and experience the dreadful Unpleasantness at Bludleigh Court. Throughout the Mulliner clan remains resourcefully in command in the most outlandish situations, making for a vintage collection of hilarious Wodehouse.
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It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him - John Humphrys
The incomparable and timeless genius - perfect for readers of all ages, shapes and sizes! - Kate Mosse
P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection - Julian Fellowes
A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting - Alan Ayckbourn
P.G. Wodehouse is the gold standard of English wit - Christopher Hitchens
To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language - Ben Schott
Wodehouse is so utterly, properly, simply funny - Adele Parks
I've recorded all the Jeeves books, and I can tell you this: it's like singing Mozart. The perfection of the phrasing is a physical pleasure. I doubt if any writer in the English language has more perfect music - Simon Callow
Wodehouse was quite simply the Bee's Knees. And then some - Joseph Connolly
I constantly find myself drooling with admiration at the sublime way Wodehouse plays with the English language - Simon Brett
To pick up a Wodehouse novel is to find oneself in the presence of genius - no writer has ever given me so much pure enjoyment - John Julius Norwich
Compulsory reading for anyone who has a pig, an aunt - or a sense of humour! - Lindsey Davis
The Wodehouse wit should be registered at Police HQ as a chemical weapon - Kathy Lette
Witty and effortlessly fluid. His books are laugh-out-loud funny - Arabella Weir
The funniest writer ever to put words to paper - Hugh Laurie
P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century - Sebastian Faulks
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. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies, and at one stage had five shows running simultaneously on Broadway. 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.