By P. G. Wodehouse
The ivied partitions of Blandings citadel have seldom glowed as sunnily as in those significant tales -- yet there are snakes within the rolling parkland able to nip Clarence, the absent-minded 9th Earl of Emsworth, while he least expects it. For a commence the Empress of Blandings, within the operating for her first prize within the fats Pigs category on the Shropshire Agricultural convey, is off her nutrition -- and will in basic terms be coaxed again to the trough by way of a choice in her personal language. Then there's the feud with Head Gardener McAllister, aided by way of Clarence's sister, the terrifying woman Constance, and the terrible prospect of the summer time fête -- dual difficulties solved by means of the arriving of a delightfully rebellious little woman from London. yet to begin with there's the vexed topic of the custody of the pumpkin. Skipping an ocean and a continent, Wodehouse additionally treats us to a few unputdownable tales of extra from the huge Golden Age of Hollywood.
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