Aug 18, 2002

And more of while on the subject...
... of the immortal Wodehouse, one reason for his success (and similarly for Pu La) is the choice of the most astonishing names for characters. Barmy Fotheringay-Phipps, Honoria Glossop, the Hon.Rev.Harold "Stinker" Pinker, Uncle Tom Portarlington Travers, the list is endless. The Butlers are an integral part of the Wodehousian plot: Jeeves heading an illustrious list composed of Beach, Biggleswade. I forget Aunt Dahlia's (not Agatha, the one who breathes fire!) butler, silent spectator to some of Bertram Wilberforce's most unspeakable antics.
The Wodehouse book I scooped up has "Gussie Presents the Prizes" from "Right-Ho Jeeves", probably a perfect Pelham prose.

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