Service with a Smile

Service with a Smile

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Lord Emsworth needs Blandings Castle to himself so he can tend his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. Lord Ickenham sets out to help him remove the unwanted guests. Pongo Twistleton predicts that there will be more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 16mm | 117.94g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140025324
  • 9780140025323
  • 1,951,937

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An octogenarian caper - which lightfoots it as easily as did his younger tangle-toes - is guided by Wodehousian woolineas and refers to many a previous favorite. One is a pig - Empress of Blandigns - and her proud owner; there is old Pongo, a look at the Drones Club, and of course some ?? with the lads and lasses as the romances, in a necessary reverse twist, settle down to normal. The double dealing over the Empress; the switch-in over who wants to wed whom - but how to get to the altar; the nefarious machinations of English-American alliances; m'Lord Emsworth's battle with the Duke of Dunstable; and - center-spot-Lord ?? keepin' things tickin' for everyone's good, with dedicated sweetness and light, - all this will spell W O D E H O U S E for just such an audience. Further information not necessary. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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David Foster Wallace author of "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" Timelessly funny and more

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