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Wodehouse At The Wicket: A Cricketing Anthology
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From his early days Wodehouse adored cricket and references to the game run like a golden thread though his writings. He not only wrote about this glorious British pastime, but also played it well, appearing six times at Lords, where his first captain was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Illustrated with wonderful drawings and contemporary score-sheets, Wodehouse at the Wicket is the first ever compendium of Wodehouse's writings on cricket. Edited by cricket historian Murray Hedgcock, this delightful book also contains fascinating facts about Wodehouse's cricketing career and how it is reflected in his work.
This is the perfect gift for Wodehouse readers and fans of all things cricket.
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P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century - Sebastian Faulks
The funniest writer ever to put words to paper - Hugh Laurie
Witty and effortlessly fluid. His books are laugh-out-loud funny - Arabella Weir
Compulsory reading for anyone who has a pig, an aunt - or a sense of humour! - Lindsey Davis
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
P.G. Wodehouse is the gold standard of English wit - Christopher Hitchens
For as long as I'm immersed in a P.G. Wodehouse book, it's possible to keep the real world at bay and live in a far, far nicer, funnier one where happy endings are the order of the day - Marian Keyes
Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists - Susan Hill
It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him - John Humphrys
Wodehouse always lifts your spirits, no matter how high they happen to be already - Lynne Truss
The greatest comic writer ever - Douglas Adams
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
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
The Wodehouse wit should be registered at Police HQ as a chemical weapon - Kathy Lette
My only problem with Wodehouse is deciding which of his enchanting books to take to my desert island - Ruth Dudley Edwards
P.G. Wodehouse should be prescribed to treat depression. Cheaper, more effective than valium and far, far more addictive - Olivia Williams
Quite simply, the master of comic writing at work - Jane Moore
I constantly find myself drooling with admiration at the sublime way Wodehouse plays with the English language - Simon Brett
Wodehouse was quite simply the Bee's Knees. And then some - Joseph Connolly
Wodehouse is so utterly, properly, simply funny - Adele Parks
To dive into a Wodehouse novel is to swim in some of the most elegantly turned phrases in the English language - Ben Schott
A genius ... Elusive, delicate but lasting - Alan Ayckbourn
You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour - Stephen Fry
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.