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Summary

Frederick, Earl of Ickenham, remains young at heart. So it is for him the act of a moment to lean out of the Drones Club window with a catapult and ping the silk top-hat off his grumpy in-law, the distinguished barrister Sir Raymond Bastable - but unfortunately things don't end there. The sprightly earl finds that his action has inspired a scandalous bestseller and a film script - but this is as nothing compared with the entangled fates of the couples that surround him.

In this delightful novel by the master of comic fiction, Uncle Fred will discover that only he, with his fabled sweetness and light can save the day.

©1987 The Estate of P.G. Wodehouse (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful, from start to finish

Superb novel, exquisitely told. Jonathan Cecil brings PG Wodehouse to life like no one else. I would give this 1000 stars if I could. simply put, no one else can narrate Wodehouse like Cecil.

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Another Good Yarn

Another good yarn from the much loved Wodehouse starring Lord Emsworth in the title role and full of the usual comic twists and turns. Expertly read too, egad,what!

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Sublime

A perfect blend of silly nonsense wonderfully read, just what is needed at the moment.

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Wonderful Wodehouse in his element.

A classic Wodehouse tale of twists, turns, misunderstandings, mayhem, and happy endings! Loved it all.

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Jolly good fun

I am new to P G Woodhouse, and I was looking for some cheer in my audio book. I am pleased to say that this book provided it admirably. I am now looking for more entertainment by P G Woodhouse. The narrator was perfect for the book.

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Nothing better

Unique words at least fifteen when all I want to say is I loved this book

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Wonderfully entertaining

Jonathan Cecil’s narration is superb. Proper upper class accent and the voices of all the other characters so well done - really bringing the characters to life. Absolutely brilliant!

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For all P. G. Woodhouse fans

Jonathan Cecil is the perfect narrator for Woodhouse novels - both Woodhouse’ prose and Cecil’s narration are a joy to listen to.

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The wordsmith at his best.

Absolutely madcap fun beautifully narrated. Full of laugh out loud moments and gigabytes of giggles.

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Great !

Well narrated, another good read from PG Wodehouse as expected, like putting on a pair of comfy slippers.

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Top rate Wodehouse!

Wodehouse at his very best! Great book, great narrator. Uncle Fred in top form! What more could one ask for?

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Awesome! LOL!!

This had me snorting with laughter - I highly recommend! It is a fast-paced, twisty comedy with lots of Wodehouse's snappy dialogue. The narration is excellent.