A classic novel about Uncle Fred, the Earl of Ickenham by P.G. Wodehouse, the great comic writer of the 20th century.
Frederick, Earl of Ickenham, remains young at heart. So his jape of using a catapult to ping a silk top hat off his grumpy half-brother-in-law is nothing out of the ordinary - but the consequences abound with possibilities.
'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.