Heavy Weather by PG Wodehouse

For some reason I adore these books about Blandings Castle and yet I don’t like the Jeeves and Wooster books.

I think it’s because everyone in the Blandings Castle books is so thoroughly human and has faults. Lord Emsworth only ever thinks about his pig The Empress of Blandings, his sister Connie is always telling him off for some reason, Beach the Butler is not indisposed to have a glass or two of brandy in his pantry when he thinks no one is watching and the young men are in love and incur the wrath of their elders.

And then there’s Galahad Threepwood who’s written some Reminiscences that will scandalise the great and the good of England. Some characters in Heavy Weather want the memoirs published for monetary gain, others do not and would prefer them to be destroyed.

Everyone knows where the memoirs are kept and they pass through various pairs of hands before the denouement.

Superb and recommended as an outstanding example of a humourous book with clearly defined characters who all interact with each other so well.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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