by P.G. Wodehouse
Dust jacket by Andrzej Klimowski
Limited Edition Hardcover - $15.00
Fine in fine dj; new and unread, direct from the publisher
Overlook Press, 2004; 275 pp.; First Edition.
"I don't know if you happen to know what the word 'excesses' means, but these are what Pongo's Uncle Fred, when in London, invariably commits." When the dastardly Duke of Dunstable plots to steal Lord Emsworth's pig, Empress of Blandings, the wily Uncle Fred--aka the Earl of Ickenham--is called in to thwart him. To that end, the Earl arrives at Blandings Castle under false pretenses, posing as pompous 'loony-doctor' Sir Roderick Glossop, accompanied by two other imposters, one of them the unfortunate Pongo; a bookie turned private detective; an angry sixteen-stone poet; a suspicious dancing secretary, and Lord Emsworth's pink-faced heir who will keep pointing his gun in the wrong direction. In other words: business as usual in Wodehouse's enchanted England."His novels are the very definition of British humor bubblingly witty and dryly loony. Overlook Press continues its reissue of a handful of these absurd souffes. You can buy the work for yourself in suave hardcover volumes, the dust jackets as natty as the prose." - Entertainment Weekly.