Published to coincide with the star-filled BBC production of Blandings, this superb new anthology sees these celebrated stories together for the first time.Set in the delightfully dysfunctional mess of Blandings Castle these 6 gems follow the trials of poor Earl Emsworth and his beloved pig Empress as they clash with a panoply of friends and family, servants and spongers,Published to coincide with the star-filled BBC production of Blandings, this superb new anthology sees these celebrated stories together for the first time.Set in the delightfully dysfunctional mess of Blandings Castle these 6 gems follow the trials of poor Earl Emsworth and his beloved pig Empress as they clash with a panoply of friends and family, servants and spongers, bookies and hucksters. And all served up with great lashings of comedy from that rarest of geniuses: P.G. Wodehouse....
|Title||:||Blandings: TV Tie-In|
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Blandings: TV Tie-In Reviews
This is the first time I've read anything by P.G. Wodehouse, though I've been meaning to for quite some time now. I should have started reading him a long time ago! The short, though connected, stories were very humorous and entertaining. I'm looking forward to reading some more!
Oh, I love P G Wodehouse! The characters at Blandings are fantastic and I love the interaction between Galahad and the others. You get the feeling that Plum feels more like Gally?
I loved it!P.G. Wodehouse can certainly describe an amusing group of characters.I laughed at the way he used insults, the most interesting, and probably the reason it stuck in my memory was "a child of unmarried parents".This will be my go-to book when I want to laugh or brighten my day.Capital!Quite, quite so!
3.75 stars. Just really good fun. Sure it's dated and has the odd moment that makes you go "oh dear me, you should NOT say things like that", but that's to be expected from works of this time. As unfortunate as that it, it is unavoidable.
Wodehouse you're a gem of a writer. Blandings castle is the best places to go and stay as a imposter. Nicely written book!
Blandings is a compilation of five short stories and one novella of and about Lord Emsworth, thus set in Blandings Castle. The collection is a result of the six-part adaptation of P G Wodehouse's Bladings series by Guy Andrews. This series was aired on BBC in 2013 as Season 1. Another seven-part adaptation was aired in 2014 as Season 2. I have not watched either, and so will limit my review to the book I have just read.A myriad of characters appear in the stories - Lord Emsworth and his prized sow the Empress of Blandings being the perpetual recurring ones. Sisters, sons, brothers, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, butlers, constables, secretaries, imposters - the compendium has them all. Wodehouse takes you through the excitement in the seemingly mundane routine of Blandings Castle. A lot has been said about Wodehouse's skill with the written word and storytelling, not to mention the side splitting sense of humour - justifiably so - and this book is yet another testimony to those attributes.Wodehouse's stories leave me with a sense that all is well a the end, and an unconscious smile - quite literally. I thoroughly enjoyed the collection. Some of them have featured earlier in Lord Emsworth and Others. I had read Crime Wave at Blandings before but gave it a re-read neverthless, for the humour and build up. Rupert Baxter appears in this story and his set right by Lord Emsworth. Pig-hoo-o-o-oey! is a feel good story, revolving around the rotund Empress and Lord Emsworth's devotion to her. Lord Emsworth and the Girl shows us the tender and stern sides of Lord Emsworth. I had not read this before and was a sweet discovery. This is the best feel good story amongst the lot for me. Company for Gertrude spins yarn in Wodehouse's favourite fashion - laying out an imbroglio and then rearranging everything perfectly. The Go-Getter features the incorrigible Hon. Freddie Threepwood who in his efforts to touch one of his aunts for a fortune ends up in unfortunate situations. For once he is not getting on to his father's nerves. It was good to have Freddie in the surroundings. The novella - Galahad at Blandings - is a stand out feature of the book. A quick read and classic Wodehouse. If you know what I mean.
Delightful a treat like no other..
didnt finish. got side tracked too much thou hes an amazing writer.