French Leave

French Leave

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By (author) P. G. Wodehouse

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  • Publisher: EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 192mm x 23mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 29 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1841591866
  • ISBN 13: 9781841591865
  • Sales rank: 118,660

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Three American sisters leave their chicken farm on Long Island for a holiday in Europe. In France they encounter the charming but penniless Marquis de Maufringneuse, his writer son Jeff, and the marquis' tough American ex-wife. When they all find themselves together at the exclusive resort of St. Rocque - one of the sisters in search of a husband, the marquis in search of a fortune, the writer in search of love - Wodehousian complications ensue.

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PG Wodehouse was born on the 15th October 1881 in Guildford, Surrey, England He was educated at Dulwich College between 1894 & 1900, and in 1900 he entered the employ of the Hong Kong & Shanghai bank at GBP80 per year. He began writing articles for various newspapers & periodicals In 1902 he resigned from the bank, and in the same year his 1st novel The Pothunters was published. 'Plum' then wrote many highly successful novels as well as musicals, and in 1929 he signed a contract to work as a screenwriter in Hollywood After several years in Britain, he moved back to to the USA permanently. In 1974 his last complete novel Aunts aren't Gentlemen was published, and in 1975 he was knighted by the Queen. On the 14th Feb 1975 Plum died in hospital "after a good morning's work on his latest novel"

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"Wodehouse is the greatest comic writer ever." --Douglas Adams "Could a P. G. Wodehouse revival be more timely? Overlook Press, which is reissuing Wodehouse's comic novels, clearly has its finger on America's pulse...With its sumptuously bound editions, Overlook Press has done the master proud." --"Los Angeles Times" "Wodehouse's novels are the very definition of British humor--bubblingly witty and dryly loony. And as Overlook continues its reissue of these absurd souffles, you can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose" --"Entertainment Weekly" "Writers from Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell to Frank McCourt and Ben Elton have praised not only Wodehouse's comic genius but also his impeccable craftsmanship...Each element in a Wodehouse plot, however comically familiar, is irreplaceable." --"Boston Globe" "The jokes in Wodehouse aren't like anyone else's jokes, because they depend less on punch lines than on how he manipulates the language--flawlessly, but with a well-honed sense of fun." --"Newsweek"