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A Pelican at Blandings
The Honourable Galahad Threepwood steps in to help his brother when his castle home is descended on by matchmakers and art thieves. Galahad Threepwood is called upon once again to rescue his brother Lord Emsworth from the dukes, sisters and assorted art thieves at Blandings Castle. For once all is peaceful at Blandings Castle for Lord Emsworth, his sister Constance now lives in New York with her husband and his other meddlesome sisters seldom visit. The...
Aunts Aren't Gentlemen
Bertie Wooster wakes up one morning in his London flat to discover he is suffering from an unsightly rash with spots all over his chest. Going to see his doctor, he bumps into Vanessa Cook, who had turned down a proposal of marriage from him the year before, and her new boyfriend Orlo Porter, a former friend of his from Oxford and left-wing zealot. They are leading a protest march which holds Bertie's journey up for a while. Porter hops in the car to esc...
Full Moon
When romantic entanglements once again threaten Blandings Castle it's up to the Honourable Galahad Threepwood to sort them out. The honourable Galahad Threepwood must untangle the romantic and financial problems that have descended on Blandings Castle. Blandings Castle is busy as usual. As well as it's absent minded owner Lord Emsworth, it contains his sister, Lady Hermione Wedge, her husband, Colonel Egbert Wedge, and their daughter Veronica. And Lor...
Galahad at Blandings
There are three couples to be got together or kept together at Blandings Castle, and one to be kept apart, the Honourable Galahad Threepwood has his work cut out for him. Galahad Threepwood must save his brother from a fate even worse than domineering sisters and efficient secretaries; marriage! Millionaire Tipton Plimsoll and pianist Wilfred Allsop wake up in a New York police cell having met at a party the night before where they discovered that Tip...

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Heavy Weather
In this sequel to Summer Lightning the love lives of Blandings Castle's inhabitants once again depend on the scandalous memoirs of Galahad Threepwood. The Honourable Galahad Threepwood tries to safeguard the marriage of his nephew Ronnie Fish to Sue Brown by ensuring that his scandalous memoirs do not reach the market. Publisher Lord Tilbury is horrified to learn that Galahad Threepwood of Blandings Castle no longer plans to publish his memoirs, which...
Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit
The narrator Bertie and his manservant Jeeves are at Bertie's aunt's house, and must help Bertie's aunt and her romantically entangled guests sort through their problems - an endeavor that Jeeves ends up managing. Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by P.G. Wodehouse is a book in a series of novels revolving around Bertram Wooster, a wealthy bachelor, and his butler, Jeeves. In this tale, Bertram and Jeeves travel together through several humorous and outrageou...
Joy in the Morning
Bertie Wooster and Jeeves must endure the psychological torture of aunts and uncles, all the while saving business deals and rescuing couples from romantic troubles. Bertie Wooster finds himself at the center of another aunt's dealings this time, and in between another on-again, off-again feuding romantic couple. This time it is the snarky, cool-headed Aunt Agatha, who lives with Uncle Percy at Bumpleigh Hall, who summons Bertie on a mission. Only it isn...
Leave it to Psmith
Psmith falls in love, while a plot to steal valuable jewels in underfoot by Psmith and his friends who are desperate for money, but in the end no theft is necessary and there are marriages, job offers, and happy endings all around. Leave It to Psmith is the second Wodehouse novel set at the famous Blandings Castle setting. As the last novel featuring the character Psmith, it is also quite a well known novel in its own right. Psmith's father has just d...
Pigs Have Wings
Galahad Threepwood fights for the success of his brother's competitive pig whilst meanding broken hearts at Blandings Castle. The Honourable Galahad Threepwood must help his brother out of a pig related conundrum whilst easing the course of true love. The Shropshire Agricultural Show is coming up and Lord Emsworth, owner of Blandings Castle, is determined his prize pig, the Empress of Blandings, will retain her title in the Fat Pig contest. But he and h...
Psmith in the City
Psmith and his friend Mike must navigate the world alone as young men, getting jobs, earning money, and figuring out whether it's really worth it to suck up to and suffer under their odious employer. This is a typically funny Wodehouse novel featuring the urban dandy Psmith (pronounced "Smith") and a new character, cricketer and Camridge student Mike Jackson. Mike's plot trajectory actually closely follows Wodehouse's own life - although Wodehouse had a ...

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Psmith, Journalist
Psmith and Mike end up in New York, playing cricket, writing about social inequality, ruffling gangsters' feathers, and getting their way. This is yet another book following the amusing and gentlemanly pair of British dandies, Psmith and Mike Jackson. Mike is a successful cricketer, and as part of his tour he and Psmith go to New York City. In New York Psmith and Mike meet Billy Windsor (the acting editor of a magazine while its real editor, Wilberflo...
Right Ho, Jeeves
Bertie Wooster and his manservant Jeeves once again find themselves at Aunt Dahlia's home, and must sort out the various romantic problems concerning Bertie's cousin and friends, all without getting in a sticky situation while doing it. A funny, lively romp through the high society of Edwardian England. This romantic comedy novel is the second Wodehouse novel featuring Wodehouse's most famous characters, Bertie Wooster and Bertie's valet, Jeeves. Right H...
Service With a Smile
With Lord Emsworth depressed and various broken relationships to fix, Uncle Fred once again makes his way to Blandings Castle to spread sweetness and light. The Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, must once again come to Blandings Castle to sort out the tangle of broken hearts and pig theft. There is much to trouble Lord Emsworth at his home of Blandings Castle; old adversary the Duke of Dunstable has arrived for a visit, his twelve year old g...
Something Fresh
Blandings Castle is beset with thieves and conspirators when Lord Emsworth accidentally pockets Mr. Peters' prized scarab beetle, with romances blooming along the way. One of the most famous Wodehouse novels of all time, Something Fresh introduces the iconic Blandings Castle and its owner, the quiet and placid and unambitious Lord Emsworth. The novel begins in London, with the meeting of a sprightly young author of detective novels named Ashe Marson a...
Summer Lightning
The complex love lives of the inhabitants of Blandings Castle become tied into the scandalous memoirs of Galahad Threepwood. The Honourable Galahad Threepwood seeks to get his scandalous memoirs published against opposition from family and those in the book, whilst also helping the various young couples who have gravitated to Blandings Castle. As a youth Galahad had been a man-about-town, involved in various exploits (some illegal, some just embarrassing...
Thank You, Jeeves
P. G. Wodehouse is considered one of the greatest British humorists of the twentieth century. In “Thank You, Jeeves”, the humorist starts a series whose main goal is to ironize the decaying British aristocracy. Jeeves is the stereotype of a British butler, always loyal and far cleverer than his patron, Bertram. Bertram, a typical wealthy aristocrat who never worked in his life, finds himself in trouble in “Thank You, Jeeves”. After losing his loyal compa...

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The Code of the Woosters
In one of the most bizarre, amusing and complicated plots yet, Bertie finds himself obliged to steal a cow creamer for his aunt from a terrifying judge and his fascist dictator friend, all the while dodging blackmail and uniting two romantic couples. Bertie Wooster and Jeeves return to solve the problems of upper class England in The Code of the Woosters. As usual it consists of the charmingly petty and childish squabbles that tend to characterize Wodeho...
The Mating Season
In The Mating Season, Bertie Wooster finds himself yet again entangled with Madeline Bassett. Bertie Wooster, his manservant Jeeves, and a bunch of Bertie's friends (Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, and Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright) end up on holiday at the country manor Deverill Hall, but at very different times. Deverill Hall is the home of five intimidating aunts led by a hoity-toity matriarch molded in the image of Aunt Agatha: Dame Daphne Winkwor...
Uneasy Money
Uneasy Money revolves around the story of Lord Dawlish, "Bill" to his friends, who is one of feather-brained, good-hearted young men. Right at the beginning, we see him getting accosted by a peddler who dubiously claims to have a starving family at home. His fiancee, Claire, is the scourge of poor Bill's existence, although he hasn't caught onto that yet. She accepted his proposal to begin with because he was a man of title, and was disappointed to find...


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