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P G Wodehouse
Opinion  /  Published 26.12.20

Changed life: Marina Wheeler’s book

The year, 2020, has actually been a vintage year for books, among them is Marina Wheeler’s The Lost Homestead: My Mother, Partition and the Punjab. She has nothing to say about her former h...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.20

Rare friendships: Lord Desai's autobiography

Reading Lord Meghnad Desai’s just published autobiography, I laughed out loud as though I was reading a PG Wodehouse novel when he described his “fruitful collaboration and lifelong friend...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.20

Comic sunshine: India's love for Wodehouse

Why does PG Wodehouse have such a big following in India? This is the question I put to Ben Schott, a 46-year-old British journalist and author who got rave reviews for his first Wodehouse novel, ...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.20

At leisure: sleep sliding away

Afternoon naps and stolen kisses, P.G. Wodehouse claimed, are always the sweetest and most refreshing. Research has now proven this to be true. The National Bureau of Economic Research, Massachusetts,...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

An evening with Wodehouse at Bengal Club

The Wodehouseian weekender at Bengal Club on Friday evening was a rummy affair with club members donning neck ties and rounding up on stage to play Mike, Jackson, Jeeves, Bertie, Lord Emsworth and mor...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

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World  /  Published 27.07.19

Rees-Mogg enters Boris government, style guide in hand

Perhaps the most interesting appointment in Boris Johnson’s government is that of Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has just issued an English style guide for his staff banning such words and phrases as “unacc...
By Amit Roy in London

People  /  Published 13.10.18

Dash it, Jeeves, let Wodehouse rest in peace

Fans of P.G. Wodehouse throughout the world will be delighted with the news that he is to be honoured with a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey more than four decades after his death.This gesture, on...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 30.12.18

Books are about to be unbound

Nearly a century ago, the publisher Alfred A. Knopf released a slim book of spiritual fables by an obscure Lebanese-American poet and painter named Kahlil Gibran.Knopf had modest expectations, and pri...
By Alexandra Alter in New York

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.18

Rediscovering 'Mike at Wrykyn'

Some books leave a buried impression in a reader, especially a young reader who is just starting to explore the world of literature. Years later, when you come across such a book from your youth, you ...
By Ruchir Joshi in

World  /  Published 22.09.19

If it’s Wodehouse, laugh you must

In P.G. Wodehouse’s The Code of the Woosters, Bertie Wooster makes one of life’s more profound remarks: “There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, ‘Do trousers matter?’”“The mood...
By Amit Roy in London


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