King Solomon, Brigham Young and Henry VIII may have enjoyed marriage but Smedley Cork had doubts much to the regret of Wilhelmina Bill Shannon Other people had their problems too, at the Hollywood home of Adela Shannon, Empress of Stormy Emotion, none than Phipps, butler extraordinary and safe cracker cum laudeWhen Smedley found the revealing diary of a torrid film star, eagerly sought after by the Studios in exchange for cash by the handful, it looked as though joy would be unconfined for the many Yet, as some wise bird once said, there s many a slip and Phipps proved a very slippery customer indeed New Download [ The Old Reliable ] Author [ P.G. Wodehouse ] – heartforum.co.uk
Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was a comic writer who enjoyed enormous popular success during a career ofthan 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 society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.An acknowledged master of English prose, Wodehouse has been admired both by contemporaries such as Hilaire Belloc, Evelyn Waugh and Rudyard Kipling and byrecent writers such as Douglas Adams, Salman Rushdie and Terry Pratchett Sean O Casey famously called him English literature s performing flea , a description that Wodehouse used as the title of a collection of his letters to a friend, Bill Townend.Best known today for the Jeeves and Blandings Castle novels and short stories, Wodehouse was also a talented playwright and lyricist who was part author and writer of fifteen plays and of 250 lyrics for some thirty musical comedies He worked with Cole Porter on the musical Anything Goes 1934 and frequently collaborated with Jerome Kern and Guy Bolton He wrote the lyrics for the hit song Bill in Kern s Show Boat 1927 , wrote the lyrics for the Gershwin Romberg musical Rosalie 1928 , and collaborated with Rudolf Friml on a musical version of The Three Musketeers 1928.
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