Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Service with a Smile

Service With a Smile (Blandings Castle)Service With a Smile by P.G. Wodehouse

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bill Bailey's attempted marriage to Myra Schoonmaker doesn't go as planned and Myra is whisked away to Blandings Castle to prevent her from marrying him, a penniless curate. Meanwhile, the Duke of Dunstable's son has his eyes on Myra and the Duke himself wants to steal the Empress of Blandings and sell her to Lord Tilbury. Fortunately, Uncle Fred takes Bailey to Blandings under an alias and goes about spreading happiness and light as only he can...

Throwing Uncle Fred into the Blandings Castle is like throwing torches at an oil soaked Transylvanian house. Uncle Fred weaves an elaborate tapestry of lies, much like in his previous visit to Blandings, Uncle Fred in the Springtime. By the end of the story, the Duke gets what's coming to him and three couples are re-united.

Wodehouse fans, this is not one to be missed! All of the Blandings crew are in top form, as is the incomparable Uncle Fred.

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