PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE
Volume 1: "This is jolly old Fame"
Volume 2: "Mid-Season Form"
Volume 3: "The Happiness of the World"
“Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an aficionado, Paul Kent has captured the essence of what made Wodehouse tick without spoiling any of the fun; and makes a compelling case for why we owe it to our collective sanity to keep on reading him.” (Wooster Sauce)
Often considered the greatest comic writer of the 20th century, Wodehouse’s works range from the waggish to the witty. More than 40 years after his death, his books are read the world over: young Indian professionals can’t get enough of him; he’s hugely popular in Japan; his books have been translated into more than 30 languages, from Azerbaijani to Ukrainian via Hebrew, Italian, Swedish and Chinese; and there are established Wodehouse societies in the U.K., the U.S.A., Belgium, Holland and Russia. With all his 90-plus books still in print, Wodehouse is as relevant, relatable and comical as he’s always been.
The first volume, “This is jolly old Fame”, explores the origins of Wodehouse’s comedic vision. During the extensive research period, Kent was granted unprecedented access to the Wodehouse family archive, as well as the writer’s private library.
In addition to Paul Kent’s 3-volume tour of P.G. Wodehouse’s creative imagination, TSB Books is launching a series of Plum-related pamphlets by the same author featuring subjects that complement the main trilogy – the first three being ‘Golf’, ‘Food’ and ‘Love’. Averaging 28 pages each, these will appear approximately every two months and can be bought individually or by annual subscription. Attractively-priced and written in Kent’s breezy, no-nonsense style, they are perfect partners to the main books and ideal for gifting.
"Kent’s volumes offer the reader a guided tour of Wodehouse’s imagination, for the first time ever uniting the master’s novels, stories, song lyrics, poems, plays and journalism in a single work," says publisher Tobias Steed.