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  • Published: 1 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099522249
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.99

The Wit & Wisdom of P.G. Wodehouse

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A wonderful Christmas gift collection of short Wodehouse extracts, combining the wit and wisdom of the Master.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Master – all compacted into 128 pithy pages! Tony Ring, the president of the Wodehouse Association and author of the 600,000-word Millennium Wodehouse Concordance, has drawn on his extensive knowledge and even more wonderful enthusiasm to compile an absolutely cracking anthology, which answers all our Christmas present problems in one volume. Here are not only witty epigrams we all know and love (and perhaps lots we don’t!) but also longer humorous extracts which are full of wisdom.

Evelyn Waugh has written that Wodehouse produced three wholly original similes on every page he wrote – which, even allowing for exaggeration, must make this one of the most original gift books ever! It will certainly be one of the funniest…

  • Pub date: 1 December 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099522249
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Tony Ring

Tony Ring has been actively interested in the career of P.G. Wodehouse for over fifteen years. President of the International Wodehouse Association and former editor of Wooster Sauce, he has written an eight-part Concordance covering all Wodehouse's fiction, together with You Simply Hit Them With An Axe, a study of Wodehouse's relationship with the tax authorities. He is also the co-author of P.G. Wodehouse In His Own Words (2001).

Praise for The Wit & Wisdom of P.G. Wodehouse

“A jolly collection of wit and one-liners from one of our best-loved humorists”

Daily Express

“This anthology is a feast of humour”

The Oldie

“The finest and funniest writer the past century ever knew”

Stephen Fry

“Sublime comic genius”

Ben Elton

“The funniest writer ever to put words to paper”

Hugh Laurie

“P.G. Wodehouse wrote the best English comic novels of the century”

Sebastian Faulks

“Witty and effortlessly fluid. His books are laugh-out-loud funny”

Arabella Weir

“The Wodehouse wit should be registered at Police HQ as a chemical weapon”

Kathy Lette

“The greatest comic writer ever”

Douglas Adams

“When it comes to humour, there is only one writer who can slay you with a mere flip of the pen. This, of course, is P.G. Wodehouse”


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