January 31, 2003

Galahad at Blandings, by P.G. Wodehouse

Lord Emsworth has gone to New York to see his sister, Constance, married. Unfortunately, in his absence another sister, Hermione, installs herself at Blandings Castle. And she hires a secretary for him. The secretary, Sandy, has sent her fiance packing and asks Sir Galahad Threepwood to mail the package containing his letters. Galahad decides to reunite the two and the whole complex mess that happens goes from there. There is at least one more messy love plot plus a Nephew who tries to let loose the pig. I like the Blandings books the best, I think. Lord Emsworth somehow reminds me of my father, who walked around humming to himself all day. He did not care for pigs, however. The whole business with the pig amuses me no end, for some reason.

As with all Wodehouse books, read and enjoy.

Posted by Deb English at January 31, 2003 04:17 PM