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December 18, 2005

PG Wodehouse: Documentarist.

It’s something of a long running theme on this blog, that PG Wodehouse was not in fact a novelist or fantasist, that he really was simply a documentary writer. He observed the England of his youth and simply wrote down what happened.

There are still parts of that England extant as this quote of the year from The Observer shows:

Six hundred and ninety seven years.
Sir Thomas Ingleby's accurate answer to a question on an official form, asking how long the family had lived at the present address

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Ah, and such a beautiful home too--Ripley Castle in Yorkshire. Favourite wedding venue de nos jours.

Posted by: Bertie | Dec 18, 2005 11:08:28 AM

Tim - Wodehouse said laughter is the best medicine, or was tha Jeeves?

Stop by and read our debate between Bush and Hitchens.

Posted by: Gotham Image | Dec 19, 2005 12:33:34 PM