A classic Blandings novel from P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century. Blandings is now a BBC One show starring Jennifer Saunders and Timothy Spall. Episode One, series two, 'Throwing Eggs', features scenes from 'Uncle Fred in the Springtime'.
Uncle Fred believes he can achieve anything in the springtime. However, disguised as a loony-doctor and trying to prevent prize pig, the Empress of Blandings, from falling into the hands of the unscrupulous Duke of Dunstable, he is stretched to his limit...
'A cavalcade of perfect joy.' - Caitlin Moran
'Sunlit perfection... Bask in its warmth and splendour.' - Stephen Fry
'The best English comic novelist of the century.' - Sebastian Faulks
'The greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness' - Julian Fellowes
To have one of his books in your hand is to possess by way of a pill that can relieve anxiety, rageiness, or an afternoon-long tendency towards the sour. Paper has rarely been put to better use than printing Wodehouse.
Not only the funniest English novelist who ever wrote but one of our finest stylists. His world is perfect, his writing is perfect. What more is there to be said?
P. G. Wodehouse is the gold standard of English wit.
An incomparable and timeless genius.
P. G. Wodehouse should be prescribed to treat depression. Cheaper, more effective than valium and far, far more addictive.