Se Lord Clarence conte di Emsworth, il mite padrone di casa, cura personalmente la dieta della sua maestosa scrofa da concorso, Lady Constance, sua apprensiva sorella, si preoccupa dei colletti e del cilindro del nobile fratello nonché delle nozze dei nipoti. E se Frederick, volubile secondogenito del conte, analizza le possibilità commerciali dei biscotti per cani Donaldson, Gertrude, sua paffuta cugina, non sa decidersi tra l'amore per il massiccio reverendo Bingham e la passione per il vaporoso tenore Watkins. Anche la servitù, naturalmente, non è da meno, e se il capogiardiniere McAllister studia i piani per un sentiero di ghiaia che attraversi il giardino, il vecchio Beach, l'impettito maggiordomo, vigila su tutto affinché in mezzo a tanto affaccendarsi almeno l'etichetta sia rispettata...
- ISBN: 8850255136
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 160
- Data di uscita: 05-11-2020
This is going on my Favorites shelf for sure! First, let me say that James Saxon was the narrator of the audiobook version that I listened to, and he was hysterical . I seriously think he made the book 10x funnier just by reading it the way he did. I normally wouldn't suggest listening to a book over r Leggi tutto
Have you ever seen this trefoil plant? And that fairy fly? Those three leaves adjoined at one slender stem and that yellowish flower on top of them! This three-leaf structure below and its flower above looks so guiltless to me and that fairy fly looks squeaky-clean, Impeccable. I felt like such a new Leggi tutto
I laughed. I laughed. And I laughed some more. Five stars for the Blandings Castle stories. The Mulliners were a cut below that, but this is still some prime Wodehouse. "Years before, when a boy, and romantic as most boys are, his lordship had sometimes regretted that the Emsworths, though an ancient cl Leggi tutto
It's a long time since I have read a Wodehouse book afresh - I have finished them all long back so I have to do with re-reads. This was also one, but since there was thirty-five year gap between my previous perusal (during my college days) and this, most of the stories were forgotten and came across Leggi tutto
The title is a bit of a misnomer. The first half of the book indeed is all about the delightful Blandings Castle and its crazy gang. But the second half covers stories from the Mr. Mulliner saga. To be honest, while I adore the Blandings stories, I can't say the same for Mr. Mulliner. The Mulliner c Leggi tutto
Once again Wodehouse delivers screwball comedy and absurd situations. Twelve short stories. So set in the familiar Blandings Castle setting with Clarence the eccentric, put upon and absent minded Nonth Earl of Emsworth in lovely Shropshire. The other six stories are across the ocean in that flesh po Leggi tutto
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