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Old 11-20-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I absolutely adore PG Wodehouse , a genius of comic literature, master of silliness and to me laugh out-loud books. I have most of his works ( and the wonderful DVD series with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry).

They are very , very British books so I was wondering if he has a following at all in the US ? He lived in Hollywood for a while and wrote quite a bit whilst in the US.
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Have not read of his work. However I have read Adrian Mole and Weapons of Mass Destruction...I really enjoyed that. Maybe I should try some PG also..
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I really enjoyed all the Adrian Mole series but my favourite book by Sue Townsend is "The Queen and I" . Hilarious.

The Queen and I (1992) - a story about the British royal family living a normal life on an urban housing estate


Novels:Adrian Mole Series

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ (1982), her best selling book, and the best-selling new British fiction book of the 1980s.
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1984)
The True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole (1989)
Adrian Mole From Minor to Major (1991) is an omnibus of the first 3 Adrian Mole Books, and includes Adrian Mole and the Small Amphibians.
Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years (1993)
Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years (1999)
Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (2004)
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:05 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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My best friend as a teen had all the Wodehouse books, and I did enjoy them.
But I haven't read them since back then.
If you like Wodehouse, I wonder if you ever read Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men In A Boat?
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Love wodehouse. I happened on a bunch of old hardcovers in an estate sale over the summer. Great reading. And the pbs series with hugh laurie and steven frye was a hoot and really was true to the wodehouse books.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:20 PM
 
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have almost all of the Wodehouse books, and the PBS DVD's of Jeeves and Wooster.

I wish PBS had done more seasons of them, I'd be buying them in a heartbeat. laurie and fry were an incredible combination ... which was seen in other stuff (Black Adder), too.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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My best friend as a teen had all the Wodehouse books, and I did enjoy them.
But I haven't read them since back then.
If you like Wodehouse, I wonder if you ever read Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men In A Boat?
I love "Three Men in a Boat" , a true classic too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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I read some of his books many years ago and found them to be quite amusing.
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