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Read Life at Blandings ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF P.G. Wodehouse ✓ 8 Read Free download Life at Blandings PG Wodehouse entices us into the demesne of Blandings Castle an apparent paradise where it is eternal high summer with jolly parties tea on the l. When I was about 9 or 10 years the local pizzeria Well it was Hamilton New Zealand circa 1990 it was a Pizza Hut A place where the mozzarella could stretch a metre pineapple was on everything and the bases tasted as if they were deep fried But importantly this Pizza Hut Restaurant are there still Pizza Hut Restaurants had an all you can eat desert buffet Imagine the scene a little girl wearing a home made knitted sweater pressed jeans freckles and short curly hair Mum liked it curly so I was never allowed it long My eyes wide I could almost see the halo hear the angles singing Lets be honest it was a tired soft serve machine grubby pumps of gooey chocolate caramel and strawberry sauces with plastic bowls of sprinkles and smarties But my 10 year old self wanted to gorge drown a large dollop of ice cream in chocolate buried in smarties Oh and yes I wanted a second bowl this time I was mixing chocolate and strawberry sauces And yes a third bowl I had decide to experiment with caramel Ok yes I now start to feel ueasy under the rolling knowing eyes of my parents But I still pushed sticky spoon fills in my mouth I had also had a bizarre notion that if I was getting full drinking water would push food down creating room OK on the way home I threw up out of the car window and was never allowed to go back to a dessert buffet ever againI felt something a little similar to Wodehouse When I opened that cover read the first few glorious sentences I wanted to gorge The writing just sparkled it was snappy joyful perfectly baked writingThe sunshine of a fair Spring morning fell graciously upon London town Out in Piccadilly its heartening warmth seemed to infuse into traffic and pedestrians alike a novel jauntiness so that bus drivers jested and even the lips of chauffeurs uncurled into not unkindly smiles Policemen whistled at their posts clerks on their way to work beggars approached the task of trying to persuade perfect strangers to bear burden of their maintenance with that optimistic vim which makes all the difference It was one of those happy mornings Something Fresh page 1I read this passage out to my very confused boyfriend Stop reading Wodehouse at me became a common phrase This scene is perfect word perfect but there is something artificial about it all One sunshine is London Ok maybe during the Olympics But has anyone ever seen jesting bus driver Or a beggar with any kind of vim Even in 1915 when Something Fresh was written For me Wodehouse is very much like soft served ice cream it s not uite ice cream but I still like it Yes the great Pizza Hunt binge of 1990 did not turn me off the sugary hard stuff only my eyes a little smaller I will still seek out a Macers for a cheese burger and a chocolate sunday Just like when I have read a lot of dark novels where the soul is given a closer look and left wanting you know the kind So when books get too heavy I seek out WodehouseI am comparing Wodehouse to some pretty artificial and junky food and I think there is to the 20th Century author The writing is spectacular I had never read a full novel only short stories i did not realise how well plotted they were The distinction between the upper class twists and the snobbish class abiding downstairs servants is clever even though repeated over and over and over and over again There is an image of a hero bouncing a tennis ball off the large curved back of the Empress of Blandings a fat medal winning pig is an image that still gives me pleasureBut there is only so many times you can read about people getting engaged then not engaged then engaged to someone else because of bad curried eggs from the night before Then someone stealing a creamer that was taken by someone else and then having the Efficient Baxter who by the way fantastic character throwing flower pots of the 9th Earl of Emsworth I should not have read the whole collection two novels and three short stories I should have paced myself I would have enjoyed the second novel Summer Lightening much than I did But I just had to gorge myself P G Wodehouse is that good you want to read him until you are ill

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Read Life at Blandings ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF P.G. Wodehouse ✓ 8 Read Free download Life at Blandings S contains Something Fresh Summer Lightning and three short stories The Custody of the Pumpkin Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best and Pig hoo o o o. My very first encounter with Wodehouse Before the humour struck I was starstruck by the way he captures the spirit of London at the turn of the century After a few pages however there were other reasons to remain faithful to one who has turned into one of my favourite authors I am sure other fans will agree Flaskepost fra P of the Pumpkin Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best and Pig hoo A Fairly Honourable Defeat o Unmasked Love in Three uarter TimeThe Taming of KatharinaTapestry o A Fairly Honourable Defeat o. My very first encounter with Wodehouse Before the humour struck I was starstruck by the way he captures the spirit Wrath of the Ancients Nemesis of the Gods #1 of London at the turn Call of Temptation Call of the Lycan #3 of the century After a few pages however there were Lara and the Moon Colored Filly #2 Hoofbeats other reasons to remain faithful to Reaching Valhalla one How to Behave So Your Preschooler Will Too of my favourite authors I am sure Vanished other fans will agree

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    Life at Blandings E–pub READ This omnibus contains Something Fresh Summer Lighting and Heavy Weather Reviews for each book are under the individual book title

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    Free download Life at Blandings Life at Blandings E–pub READ P.G. Wodehouse ✓ 8 Read Life at Blandings is a compilation of 3 separate books by P G Wodehouse devoted to the family of Lord Emsworth of Blandings CastleSomething Fresh is the first book in the omnibus In this story Lord Emsworth's son Freddie is engaged to an American millionaire's daughter as was much the style in the earlymid 20th century for British second sons Emsworth's absentmindedness causes a stir in these plans when he accidentally

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    Summary å eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ P.G. Wodehouse Life at Blandings E–pub READ P.G. Wodehouse ✓ 8 Read It is no secret that I love Wodehouse His language alone is utterly charming and idiosyncratic Shockingly enough I had never read any of his Blandings books before and these three came in one volume

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  • Paperback
  • 608
  • Life at Blandings
  • P.G. Wodehouse
  • English
  • 07 February 2020
  • 9780140059038