This February, I asked readers to nominate their favourite romances from the world of P.G. Wodehouse and to cast their votes in numerous polls on Twitter and Facebook. It’s an admittedly frivolous exercise, but we Wodehouse fans need not be … Continue reading Top 50 P.G Wodehouse romances (voted by readers)
What Ho, and Happy P.G. Wodehouse Day everyone! That’s what I’m calling Valentine’s Day this year. And why not? It’s a good day for it. Saint Valentine can’t expect all the attention for himself. Nor can he bally well object — as the Patron Saint of affianced couples, love, and marriage — to us celebrating an author who wrote about these things in abundance. St Valentine’s Day is also the anniversary of P.G. Wodehouse’s death in 1975. And if your romantic life on Valentine’s Day is as depressing as mine, Wodehouse is the man to turn to for solace and … Continue reading Happy P.G. Wodehouse Day!
As you know, each February Plumtopia muses upon the romances of P.G. Wodehouse to mark the anniversary of his death on St Valentine’s Day 1975. This year, I’m on a quest to discover your favourite couples from the world of Wodehouse romance. Please help me by sharing your favourites via Plumtopia, Facebook and Twitter. And while we’re on the subject of romance, I’d like to draw your attention to a couple of recent pieces by romance writer and LibertaBooks blogger, Sophie Weston. Sophie clearly knows her stuff — about the romance genre, as well as Wodehouse In PGW and the … Continue reading Wodehouse and the Romantic Novelist (Sophie Weston)
Each February, Plumtopia celebrates great romances from the world of P.G. Wodehouse to commemorate to anniversary of his death on St Valentine’s Day 1975. Who are your favourites? This year, I’d love to know who your favourite couples are from the world of Wodehouse romance — and what you love about them. Please share your favourite Wodehouse romances by commenting on this post, via Twitter @honoriaplum, or in the Fans of PG Wodehouse Facebook group. If you’d like to write more on the subject, I would be proud to feature, reblog or link to your piece. I’ll collate, analyse and … Continue reading Your favourite Wodehouse romance
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Cover of the Bietti edition of Leave it to Psmith (1936) courtesy of Wikipedia. I’d like to take a short break from my series exploring Wodehouse on Women to share a remarkable piece entitled 111 Male Characters Of British Literature, In Order Of Bangability by Carrie Frye, in which Ms Frye lists 111 fictional characters she finds sexually desirable enough to take to her bed. Almost as astonishing as her stamina, is the fact that she includes not one, but three Wodehouse characters in her list of male sex objects. These are, in order of appearance:… Continue reading Who is your Wodehouse dream date?
This Valentine’s Day will mark the 40th anniversary of P.G. Wodehouse’s death — a fitting date to commemorate the great romantic-comedy writer. Last February, Plumtopia marked the 39th anniversary by hosting a February theme of ‘the Great Romances of P.G. Wodehouse’. If you missed it last year, we had some wonderful contributions from various Wodehouse lovers: Lord Emsworth and the Girl Friend (by Ken Clevenger) Piggy, Maudie and A Seasoned Romance and Bertie Wooster Needs Your Opinion both by the Inimitable Ashokbhatia Tuppy Glossop’s One True Love – by Fiction Fan And my own contributions: When Plum created Eve and … Continue reading The romances of P.G. Wodehouse
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In old age, lust gets mellowed down and wisdom acquires a brighter shade of orange. Holding hands and physical contact gets relegated to the background. Instead, common ailments and related medications and therapies rule the roost. At times, the lining of the stomach paves the way for a couple to start sharing the trials and tribulations of life together. One of the stories where P G Wodehouse puts this across succinctly is the one titled ‘Indian Summer of an Uncle.’ Uncle George is unduly attached to the pleasures of the table. The lining of his stomach… Continue reading Piggy, Maudie and A Seasoned Romance
Rupert (or Ronald) Psmith was one of Wodehouse’s earliest heroes. He made his memorable first appearance in 1908 in a school story serialised in The Captain as ‘The Lost Lambs’, better known to many readers under the 1953 title Mike and … Continue reading Great Wodehouse Romances: When Plum created Eve
Originally posted on ashokbhatia:
I wonder if I should endeavor to find a true and worthy soul mate, Who would join me in facing the harsh slings and arrows of fate. Let me be spared of someone like Madeline who gazes moodily at stars in the sky, While I yearn for smoked salmon, cheese and wine, or some bacon and egg fry. Honoria Glossop would be prone to slapping the backs of guests with all her might, Nudging me to perform goofy deeds without any consideration of my own plight. Roberta Wickham would sashay up to the… Continue reading Bertie Wooster Needs Your Opinion
Originally posted on Idyll Dreams of an Idle Fellow:
Recently at a friend’s house I met a stand up comic, who strongly resembled the laughing Buddha figurines. He was brilliant in his repartees and had all of us in tears with his quips. He was accompanied by a very attractive young woman, obviously in love with him, and we learnt that she was defying family pressures to be his muse and life mate. I offered them a piece of unasked advice, sharing a warning that my wife has been giving my daughters. To explain this shared wisdom, I have to… Continue reading NOT SO FUNNY