Tales of St Austin's

Tales of St Austin's

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By (author) P. G. Wodehouse

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  • Publisher: EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 188mm x 23mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 30 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1841591807
  • ISBN 13: 9781841591803
  • Sales rank: 201,377

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St Austin's school (as featured in "The Pothunters") is the setting for twelve delightful early Wodehouse stories. The familiar ingredients - and some of the same characters - are present: cricket and rugby loom large, school colours are gained, tricks are played, exams avoided, revenge wreaked upon enemies, and the honour of School and House upheld. This is a nostalgic look at English public-school life at the turn of the twentieth century, made enjoyable today by the young Wodehouse's gentle humour and witty turn of phrase.

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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"