'You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.' Stephen Fry
The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves, Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G. Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals. As well as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical comedies, and at one stage had five shows running simultaneously on Broadway. At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue Knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.
British narrator and actor Martin Jarvis brings his prodigious talents to Blandings Castle, creating a rich and delightful world with his wit, comedic timing and range of voices-each one more pitch perfect and hilarious than the last. In P.G. Wodehouse's classic novel, listeners follow Clarence, ninth earl of Emsworth, and his lunatic but lovable family into an outrageous web of absurdist drama, romance and deception, replete with chorus girls, pig-napping, scandalous memoirs, broken engagements, manuscript thieves, disapproving relatives, private detectives and mistaken identities. Jarvis not only captures the essence of the novel, but creates a listening experience so vivid and warm that his audience will be very reluctant to leave Blandings. An Overlook hardcover. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.