Uncle Fred in the Springtime – P.G. Wodehouse

I received this book courtesy of Random House India for review. A trip to Blandings Castle is always one to rejuvenate jaded work-weary nerves. Pongo Twiselton is the hapless nephew in this book. I often wonder about the number of P.G.Wodehouse’s aunts and uncles. Only bitter experience can create true genius and such accuracy of characters as the author presents in his books. Look around my Indian friend, and you will find encroaching aunts and presumptuous uncles abound around you. We meet the hapless Pongo looking to ‘touch’ his friends and relatives for a few hundred pounds that he owes … Continue reading Uncle Fred in the Springtime – P.G. Wodehouse

Carry On, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

This wonderful new edition of the P.G. Wodehouse series was provided to me by Random House India, for review purposes. I like vintage art and covers myself, but I can understand the appeal of the crisp modernistic lines of the cover illustrations on the series. P.G. Wodehouse stands for Pelham Grenville Wodehouse aka ‘Plum’ by his friends. Chew on that for a moment. I never thought of P.G. Wodehouse as someone who would be called ‘Plum’. I always imagined him as a gentleman with snow-white hair, dressed in immaculate black, carrying a pipe and stick in his hands with a … Continue reading Carry On, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse

Whose Body? (Lord Whimsy Series) – Dorothy L. Sayers

According to the Goodreads blurb The stark naked body was lying in the tub. Not unusual for a proper bath, but highly irregular for murder — especially with a pair of gold pince-nez deliberately perched before the sightless eyes. What’s more, the face appeared to have been shaved after death. The police assumed that the victim was a prominent financier, but Lord Peter Wimsey, who dabbled in mystery detection as a hobby, knew better. In this, his first murder case, Lord Peter untangles the ghastly mystery of the corpse in the bath. The story is about an unidentified, naked, murdered … Continue reading Whose Body? (Lord Whimsy Series) – Dorothy L. Sayers