Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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by P. G. Wodehouse
     
 

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“[Wodehouse’s] entire genius was for being funny.” —Douglas Adams

Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, is back “to spread sweetness and light” wherever he goes. At the request of Lord Emsworth, Uncle Fred journeys to Blandings Castle to steal the Empress of Blandings

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“[Wodehouse’s] entire genius was for being funny.” —Douglas Adams

Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, is back “to spread sweetness and light” wherever he goes. At the request of Lord Emsworth, Uncle Fred journeys to Blandings Castle to steal the Empress of Blandings before the ill-tempered, egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable can lay claim to her. Disguised as the eminent nerve specialist Sir Roderick Glossop, and with his distressed nephew Pongo in tow, Uncle Fred must not only steal a pig but also reunite a young couple and diagnose various members of the upper class with imaginary mental illnesses, all before his domineering wife realizes he’s escaped their country estate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393343274
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
253,496
File size:
1 MB

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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