Thursday, 6 July 2000

Plums of P. G. Wodehouse

Listening to:

Brahms, string quartet in C minor, op. 51, no. 1

Just read:

Plums of P. G. Wodehouse.

This was a very enjoyable collection of bits and pieces by P. G. Wodehouse. He was a brilliant writer, and this was a good sampling of some short stories. The three I liked the best were probably Uncle Fred as parrot doctor, Jeeves and Wooster betting on vicars’ sermons, and one in which a hard-boiled detective story writer finds himself succumbing to the insidious charms of a cottage out of “romantic slush land”.

To read next:

Granta 10: travel writing. This is a back issue that I ordered a while back. There are four issues a year, and the current issue is number 70, so this one is fifteen years old.

An excuse

I am in entry deficit once more because I got married on Saturday.