Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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"I don't know if you happen to know what the word 'excesses' means, but these are what Pongo's Uncle Fred, when in London, invariably commits." When the dastardly Duke of Dunstable plots to steal Lord Emsworth's pig, Empress of Blandings, the wily Uncle Fred—aka the Earl of Ickenham—is called in to thwart him. To that end, the Earl arrives at Blandings…  See more details below

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"I don't know if you happen to know what the word 'excesses' means, but these are what Pongo's Uncle Fred, when in London, invariably commits." When the dastardly Duke of Dunstable plots to steal Lord Emsworth's pig, Empress of Blandings, the wily Uncle Fred—aka the Earl of Ickenham—is called in to thwart him. To that end, the Earl arrives at Blandings Castle under false pretenses, posing as pompous 'loony-doctor' Sir Roderick Glossop, accompanied by two other imposters, one of them the unfortunate Pongo; a bookie turned private detective; an angry sixteen-stone poet; a suspicious dancing secretary, and Lord Emsworth's pink-faced heir who will keep pointing his gun in the wrong direction. In other words: business as usual in Wodehouse's enchanted England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140009712
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1976
Series:
Blandings Castle Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

P. G. Wodehouse was born in England in 1881 and in 1955 became an American citizen. He published more than ninety books and had a successful career writing lyrics and musicals in collaboration with Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton, and Cole Porter, among others.

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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Uncle Fred in the Springtime 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Zarkoff More than 1 year ago
It's unfortunate that none of the information on the B&N site informs the customer that this is an abridged edition. In extremely tiny print, the abridgment statement is at the bottom of the reverse side of the CD package, not shown on the B&N web site.
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