Al Castello di Blandings sono in atto complicati intrighi: qualcuno ha messo gli occhi sull'Imperatrice di Blandings, la maestosa scrofa vincitrice di tanti premi, e intende sottrarla al legittimo e innamorato proprietario, il sempre più svanito Lord Emsworth. C'è poi l'inevitabile amore contrastato, questa volta tra una graziosa ereditiera americana e un curato londinese senza il becco di un quattrino. Deus ex machina della situazione è l'inimitabile Zio Fred, che manovra a suo piacimento i vari personaggi che si oppongono al lieto fine, peraltro inevitabile. Per lo Zio Fred sarà uno scherzo dipanare la matassa (o ingarbugliarla maggiormente), dato che la sua unica vocazione è, come lui stesso afferma, diffondere luce e dolcezza... anche se con metodi piuttosto eterodossi.
- ISBN: 8850260571
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 208
- Data di uscita: 01-07-2021
Bill Bailey's attempted marriage to Myra Schoonmaker doesn't go as planned and Myra is whisked away to Blandings Castle to prevent her from marrying him, a penniless curate. Meanwhile, the Duke of Dunstable's son has his eyes on Myra and the Duke himself wants to steal the Empress of Blandings and s Leggi tutto
Lord Ickenham (aka Uncle Fred) is an incurable optimist. In Service with a Smile he's off to Blandings Castle again to spread his form of irrepressible cheer on the inhabitants. Stifled love is in the air and Uncle Fred's the man to clear it! A prize winning pig doted upon by its doddering owner, an Leggi tutto
P.G. Wodehouse never disappoints! Uncle Fred might surpass my love even for Bertie's Aunt Dahlia, and I thought no one as delightful as her had ever come from his pen. Oh well. As always, the intrepid Uncle Fred had me thoroughly entertained from the very first page. The books are just a delight to
Once again Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, for fifth Earl of Ickenham spreads sweetness and light. A visit to Blanding Castle where Uncle Fred comes to the assistance of Clarence Elmsworth and the Empress. His horrible secretary Lavender Briggs and his pig man George Cyril Wellbeloved are
It's always a pleasure to dip back into the world of P.G. Wodehouse and, in such troubled times, doubly so. Service With a Smile (1961) is the final Uncle Fred novel and the 10th Blandings Castle novel. I was unsure if I'd read this one before or not and was delighted to discover this one was new to Leggi tutto
4.5 stars for this audiobook edition, narrated by Martin Jarvis. While I still have a slight preference to hear my Wodehouse narrated by Jonathan Cecil, Jarvis did an excellent job with this 9th entry in the Blandings Castle series. This one not only had Lord Emsworth & his pig but also Uncle Fred - Leggi tutto
One of Wodehouse's novels about Blandings Castle, another one of those wonderful country estates filled with crabby gentlemen, mixed up engagements and calm, cool butlers. My favorite character is described like this. I wish this was a description of me, actually. I love it: "Of Frederick Altamon
Not the best Wodehouse I've read. Still pretty fun, though. Favorite quote: "Have you ever been engaged to two girls at the same time?" "Not to my recollection. Nor, now I come to think of it, do I know of anyone who has, except of course King Solomon and the late Brigham Young." "Well, that's what I a Leggi tutto
PG Wodehouse is so highly regarded by many readers that there must be something to him. But having read only two, Dr Sally and this one Service with a Smile , I find myself thinking these stories are enjoyable, well written, contain some amusing lines and pass the time amiably enough. Other people see Leggi tutto
"Lord Ickenham whistled softly. Never a dull moment at Blandings Castle, he was thinking." Indeed. Lots of fun hi-jinks and hilarity once again at Blandings. One of the best things about Wodehouse books is the character names. In this one we have: Lavender Briggs, George Cyril Wellbeloved, Frederick Leggi tutto
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