Tag Archives: P. G. Wodehouse

Frank Ford

No-one with even a passing interest in British twentieth-century first editions will fail to recognise the work of the artist and cartoonist Frank Ford, if only for the series of dust-jackets he produced for the fiction of P. G. Wodehouse … Continue reading

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The Mysterious T. M. R. Whitwell

Half-awake, fogged in toothache, I listened on the radio the other morning to the England cricket team ritually eviscerate itself either side of tea in Chennai.  Life far from a bowl of cherries.  The only redeeming feature was the wit, … Continue reading

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Blandings Castle

The hunt goes on.  Out and about quite a bit.   Rather disappointing book-fairs in Dorking and London – only managed to find four books and a map at the first.  One of the books was simply to read, another simply … Continue reading

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The President’s Snuff Box

Old friends are always welcome round here at Tooting Towers, but so are new ones – especially when they come bearing gifts.   Quite what might have been said about me in advance to our guest the other night, whom I … Continue reading

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