A Prefect's Uncle

A Prefect's Uncle

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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This novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a private school for boys; it alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop" Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes fag

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This novel takes place at the fictional "Beckford College", a private school for boys; it alludes to the arrival at the school of a mischievous young boy called Reginald Farnie, who turns out to be the uncle of the older "Bishop" Gethryn, a prefect, cricketer and popular figure in the school. His arrival, along with that of another youngster, Wilson, who becomes fag (the term means that younger pupils were required to act as personal servants to the most senior boys) to Gethryn, leads to much excitement and scandal in the school, and the disruption of some important cricket matches.

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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever."
-Douglas Adams

"Overlook Press is publishing a set of clothbound collector's editions of the master's work. They're beautiful books, much welcome."
-Bookforum

Douglas Adams
“Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406564341
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
11/16/2007
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) spent much of his life in Southampton, New York, but was born in England and educated in Surrey. He became an American citizen in 1955. In a literary career spanning more than seventy years, he published more than ninety books and twenty film scripts, and collaborated on more than thirty plays and musical comedies.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1881
Date of Death:
February 14, 1975
Place of Birth:
Guildford, Surrey, England
Place of Death:
Southampton, New York
Education:
Dulwich College, 1894-1900

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A Prefect's Uncle 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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A wonderful and witty work from Wodehouse. Really enjoyable.