The Honourable Galahad Threepwood has decided to write his memoirâ€”a tell-all that could destroy polite society. Everyone wants this manuscript gone, particularly Lord Emsworthâ€™s neighbor Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, who would do anything to keep theMore The Honourable Galahad Threepwood has decided to write his memoirâ€”a tell-all that could destroy polite society. Everyone wants this manuscript gone, particularly Lord Emsworthâ€™s neighbor Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, who would do anything to keep the story of the prawns buried in the past. But the memoir isnâ€™t the only problem. A chorus girl disguised as an heiress, a double-dealing detective, a stolen prize-winning sow, and a crazy ex-secretary are only a few of the complications that must be dealt with before everyone can have their happy ending. Less
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Maureen rated it liked it
almost 4 years ago
goodreads tells me i've now read seventeen wodehouse books, with sixteen of those being novels and short stories -- the other is a wonderful collection i can only highly recommend, called Wodehouse On Wodehouse that is part memoir of his time writing for musical theatre. Read full review
Antonomasia rated it really liked it
over 1 year ago
Even more like A Midsummer Night's Dream fortified with extra McGuffins than all the other Wodehouses I've read so far. Would not be surprised if that was the intention here.
It seems my enjoyment of the Blandings stories is partly dependent on the characters of the [usual. Read full review
Scot Ryder rated it really liked it
over 4 years ago
The Blandings Castle books are often overshadowed by the more popular Jeeves and Wooster series, but deserve a visit in their own right. As is true of most Wodehouse, the zaniest of machinations fail, then succeed, true love wins in the end, and the aristocracy bumble the. Read full review
booklady rated it it was amazing
about 5 years ago
Although I can see why I donâ€™t usually partake of a steady diet of any genre much less author, there is something to be said for immersing oneself in a â€˜serious studyâ€™ of comedy. For one thing it recognizes comedy as art and as such not to be viewed lightly, however much. Read full review
Simona rated it really liked it
Cu personaje ÅŸi intrigi dense ÅŸi colorate, fir epic bogat ÅŸi mult dialog, acest volum scris aproape în întregime în manierÄƒ dramaturgicÄƒ mi-a dat senzaÅ£ia, încÄƒ de la prima paginÄƒ, cÄƒ îl citesc pe Moliere.
LecturÄƒ uÅŸoarÄƒ ÅŸi amuzantÄƒ, idealÄƒ pentru vacanÅ£Äƒ. De citit ÅŸi cele. Read full review
david rated it it was amazing
about 1 month ago
For less than the price of a cup of English tea;
Each book that PG writes, proffers hours and hours of delightful entertainment.
This accomplished and sophisticated writer always delivers.
Highbrow, erudite comedic writing is difficult to summit even once.
Greg Brozeit rated it it was amazing
I needed a diversion for a couple of days from the national tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes and figured some Wodehouse would help.
Sir Galahad Threepwood is writing his Reminiscences, much to the horror of his sister, Lady Constance Keeble. As she tells her â€œstra. Read full review
Dan Schwent rated it really liked it
about 8 years ago
Summer Lightning is one of Wodehouse's Blandings Castle series, a series which is slowly replacing Jeeves & Wooster in my affections.
Most of the stories in the Blandings Castle series use the same plot devices: a broken engagement (or two), an imposter (or two), and t. Read full review
Leslie rated it liked it
about 1 year ago
2.5 stars for this audiobook edition (review below); 4 stars for the book itself.
I was disappointed that I couldn't find a Jonathan Cecil narration of this second book in the Blandings series (GR includes the Psmith books in the Blandings series but I prefer the Fantastic. Read full review
Burgundy Rose rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful. It's my first Wodehouse novel since I finished the Jeeves books and it didn't disappoint, it's just as hilarious and lovely. I very much enjoyed the language in this, as well as the characters (going so far as growing very fond of a pig). Great stuff. Read full review
Paperback. 288 pages
Published July 2nd 2012 by W. W. Norton Company (first published July 1st 1929
ISBN 0393341615 (ISBN13: 9780393341614 ) Edition language English Original title Summer Lightning Characters Clarence Threepwood, Sebastian Beach, Rupert Baxter, Constance Keeble, Galahad Threepwood Moreâ€¦ Clarence Threepwood, Sebastian Beach, Rupert Baxter, Constance Keeble, Galahad Threepwood, George Alexander Pyke, Percy Frobisher Pilbeam, Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, Empress of Blandings, George Cyril Wellbeloved, Mac, Thomas, Alfred Voules, Puffy Benger, Julia Fish, Ronald Overbury Fish, Hugo Carmody, Pride of Matchingham, Sue Brown, Dolly Henderson, Pirbright, James, Millicent Threepwood, Mortimer Mason, Bashford, Bashford, Sally Field, McTeague, P.C. Murgatroyd, James R. Schoonmaker, Myra Schoonmaker Less
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Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career of more than seventy years and continues to be widely read over 40 years after his death. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of prewar English upper-class.