L’Imperatrice di Blandings, l’eccezionale scrofa nera di Lord Clarence, nono conte di Emsworth, è scomparsa. Il castello di Blandings è in subbuglio. Molti sono i sospettati, da Galahad «Gally» Threepwood, che si aggira meditando se dare alle stampe o meno un libro di Memorie che potrebbe scuotere l’aristocrazia inglese fin dalle fondamenta, all’inquietante signor Baxter, l’ex segretario di Sua Signoria, fino al suo attuale maggiordomo, Sebastian Beach. E che pensare del rivale del conte, Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, e della sua passione per i maiali da competizione?
Tutto può accadere, nei giardini e nei saloni del castello di Blandings, tra innamorati delusi, vendicative arpie, nipoti segregate, libertini in pensione, detective privati, maggiordomi imperscrutabili e... maiali pluridecorati.
- ISBN: 8850253206
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 256
- Data di uscita: 14-11-2019
Much Ado About Nothing & The Comedy of Errors á lá the inimitable P.G. Wodehouse with thwarted lovers, missing pigs, scandal-manuscripts-to-be-stolen, set in the lovely Blandings Castle as the background and all this in hysterically funny and captivating Wodehouse-prose.
AS THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY is being committed at sunny Blandings Castle Its most precious occupant has been stolen and the list of suspects is ever ongoing. Trust P.G. Wodehouse to bring you sun and laughter into your life when you need it the most.
goodreads tells me i've now read seventeen wodehouse books, with sixteen of those being novels and short stories -- the other is a wonderful collection i can only highly recommend, called Wodehouse On Wodehouse that is part memoir of his time writing for musical theatre, and partly selected letters, Leggi tutto
I know that Wodehouse had a short and unsuccessful career in Hollywood but, while reading this novel, I found myself wondering what influence Wodehouse's books and characters might have had on the screenwriters of some of the 1930's screwball comedies.
I'm only as reliable as Lord Emsworth when it comes to judging which among Wodehouses's numbers is his best, but I believe this one is right up there among his finest. As if Lord Emsworth, Hon Galahad and the efficient Baxter weren't enough material, there were atleast a dozen other weapons of mass
I needed a diversion for a couple of days from the national tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes and figured some Wodehouse would help. Sir Galahad Threepwood is writing his Reminiscences, much to the horror of his sister, Lady Constance Keeble. As she tells her “strangely sinister” sycophant Ru Leggi tutto
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