Sunday, October 14, 2018

BW 42: Happy Birthday, P.G. Wodehouse

“What ho!" I said.
"What ho!" said Motty.
"What ho! What ho!"
"What ho! What ho! What ho!"
After that it seemed rather difficult to go on with the conversation.” 
― Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves

This week, we are celebrating the anniversary of the birthday of Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse who was born October 15, 1881 and passed away at the age of 94 on February 14, 1975. He was the author of numerous books, plays, magazine stories, play lyrics and and the creator of Jeeves and Wooster, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner,

Dip into some of his stories online through the Literature Network, find book lists and more at Plumtopia's World of P.G. Rodehouse, and read Paris Review's 1975 interview the Art of Fiction with P.G. Rodehouse, peruse international sites dedicated to Wodehouse in the Netherlands, Russia, Italy and more. Browse Merriam-Webster's Words at Play highlights 9 Words of P.G. Wodehouse, and explore a bit of history with Orwell Foundations In Defence of P.G. Wodehouse.

Rodehouse will be honored with a memorial plaque in Westminster Abbey some time next year. 

Brit Tripping

Watling Way: Worcestershire

J.R.R. Tolkien’s aunt lived in Worcestershire and it likely is the inspiration for The Shire in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Also known for this sauce.

Rabbit trails: Witley Court and Gardens More Sauce! King John Cotswold’s Broadway

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  1. The regular linkie thing doesn't seem to be there!

  2. Since the linky gadget isn't there, I'll list the latest here:

    38. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
    39. The Art of Procrastination by John R. Perry
    40. Year One (Chronicles of The One #1) by Nora Roberts
    41. Shadow's Bane (Dorina Basarab #4) by Karen Chance
    42. An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #1) by Charlaine Harris

  3. Sorry guys, don't know what happened to mr linky. will get it fixed.


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