Uncle Fred

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 280 ratings

Uncle Fred in the Springtime Summary

Uncle Fred is one of the hottest earls who ever donned a coronet. Or as he crisply puts it, 'There are no limits, literally none, to what I can achieve in the springtime.'

Even so, his gifts are stretched to the limit when he is urged by Lord Emsworth to save his prize pig, the Empress of Blandings, from the enforced slimming cure of the haughty Duke of Dunstable. Pongo Twistleton knows his debonair but wild uncle shouldn't really be allowed at large - especially when disguised as a brain surgeon. He fears the worst. And in yet another brilliant novel by the master of English comedy, Pongo will soon find his fears are amply justified.

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  • Book 1

    • Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title: Fredrick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a "splendid gentleman, a sportsman to his fingertips". Mr Twistleton, nephew to Earl, and otherwise known as "Pongo" to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as "being loopy to the tonsils".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Had me laughing out loud!

    • By Susan on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 2

    • Uncle Dynamite

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    A chance meeting on a train brought together Lord Ickenham and Bill Oakshott, although being told that the love of his life, Hermione, was engaged to none other than Pongo, Lord Ickenham's nephew, did not make Bill feel like he'd been struck behind the ear. And what with the usual amount of stirring goings-on at Ashendon Manor that include biffings and black eyes and duckings in duck ponds, is there any chance that it will ever work out for poor Bill?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So funny you will laugh till you cry

    • By Jennifer on 01-09-11

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • Cocktail Time

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cecil
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    If Lord Ickenham had not dislodged the hat of Beefy Bastable with a well-aimed brazil nut, the latter's famous legal mind might never have been stimulated to literature. But the incident provoked Beefy to write an expose of the younger generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Good Yarn

    • By Mr Cy Keogh on 05-02-15

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 4

    • Service with a Smile

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    The description of his ancestral seat as an earthly Paradise would, at present, have struck its proprietor as ironical, full as it was with unwanted and troublesome inhabitants. What Lord Elmsworth needed above all was a rugged ally at his side to remove from Blandings its superfluous guests, leaving him in peace to tend to his beloved pig, Empress of Blandings. However, when Lord Ickenham is on a sweetness-and-light-spreading expedition, there's always apt to be trouble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely gentle escapism

    • By Caro on 09-01-08

    Regular price: £14.69