Tag Archives: P.G.Wodehouse

Two Waugh Favorites on BBC

–Laura Freeman writing in The Times has provided more information on the upcoming BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s novel Pursuit of Love. After describing two previous Mitford-based TV series (by Simon Raven in 1980 on ITV and Deborah Moggach in … Continue reading

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Roundup: From Goldfinger to What’s Become of Waring?

–The Guardian has announced the death earlier this month of actress Margaret Nolan (1943-2020). She had …a noticeable role in the Beatles film A Hard Day’s Night (as the girl accompanying Wilfrid Brambell in a casino), and the James Bond … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Memorial Dedicated in Westminster Abbey

Several papers carry the story of the dedication yesterday of a memorial plaque to P G Wodehouse in Westminster Abbey. This is from the Financial Times: Nestled above playwright Noël Coward and to the right of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Roundup

–The Washington Post has an op-ed article by Anne Applebaum that opens with this comparison between Donald Trump and Lord Copper from Waugh’s novel Scoop: “A few sharp victories, some conspicuous acts of personal bravery on the Patriot side and … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Exhibit Features Waugh Memorabilia

The following report was prepared by Waugh Society member Milena Borden: P G Wodehouse: The Man and His Work introduces the Wodehouse archive acquired by the British Library in 2016 on a loan from his step-grandson Sir Edward Cazalet. This … Continue reading

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Roundup: Black Shorts and Literate Oenophiles

–Writing in America: The Jesuit Review, Rob Weinert-Kendt, journalist and editor of the American Theatre magazine, recalls how his life has been shaped by his reading and viewing of Brideshead Revisited as a teenager. He begins by putting the story … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Exhibit at British Library

The British Library will host an exhibit entitled P G Wodehouse: The Man and His Work. This will open on 27 November 2018. According to a related posting on the website Plumtopia, the exhibit will include materials from the Wodehouse … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Redeemed

Today’s Observer has a story by Robert McCrum attributing to an acquisition of the British Library the final act by the British Government in its redemption of the reputation of P G Wodehouse: …The Observer can now reveal that [Wodehouse’s] lifetime of literary … Continue reading

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Wodehouse Redivivus

A book blog has posted an article describing Evelyn Waugh’s role in the re-establishment of the reputation of P.G. Wodehouse. Waugh’s actions are compared with previous efforts of George Bernard Shaw on behalf of Henrik Ibsen and Walker Percy who … Continue reading

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Complete Works of P. G. Wodehouse Completed

The final volume of the complete works of novelist P.G.Wodehouse has been issued. This brings to closure a 15 year project of publisher Everyman’s Library. For the first time all 99 of Wodehouse’s books are in print from a single … Continue reading

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