Above Average at Games
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A beautifully produced collection of Wodehouse's golf, cricket, rugby, baseball and boxing stories- some of the funniest stories from one the the world's funniest writers, this makes the perfect Christmas gift for fans of Wodehouse or all things sport.

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Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (always known as 'Plum') wrote about seventy novels and some three hundred short stories over seventy-three years. He is widely recognised as the greatest 20th-century writer of humour in the English language.Perhaps best known for the escapades of Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, Wodehouse also created the world of Blandings Castle, home to Lord Emsworth and his cherished pig, the Empress of Blandings. His stories include gems concerning the irrepressible and disreputable Ukridge; Psmith, the elegant socialist; the ever-so-slightly-unscrupulous Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred; and those related by Mr Mulliner, the charming raconteur of The Angler's Rest, and the Oldest Member at the Golf Club.In 1936 he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for 'having made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the happiness of the world'. He was made a Doctor of Letters by Oxford University in 1939 and in 1975, aged ninety-three, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He died shortly afterwards, on St Valentine's Day.

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Above Average at Games is the sort of book that should be tackled from the comfort of a deep leather armchair in front of the fire at the Drone Club [...] If Wodehouse hadn't found success with Jeeves and Wooster and Lord Emsworth and all that crowd, he would have made an excellent sports writer [...] He writes with great affection about the sporting world.

* Sunday Times *
There are several authors whose work should be required reading for every youngster in the land . . . PG Wodehouse, widely regarded as the greatest comic author of the twentieth century, is [one] . . . Novelist Richard T. Kelly has selected, edited and introduced a rip-roaring anthology . . . we're treated to extremely funny observations on cricket, golf, boxing, rugby and even baseball. * Wales Evening Post: Sports Book of the Month *
[H]ilarious and incisive; Wodehouse brilliantly sends up his own ineptitude (he was an 18 handicap), while managing to write of the sport with keenness of insight. * Irish Times *
[E]ven if you aren't [interested in the technical aspects], bits make you laugh out loud. * Tablet *

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