Humour

Tales of Wrykyn And Elsewhere: Twenty-five Short Stories of School Life by P.G. Wodehouse

My first foray into PG Wodehouse had been Jeeves( The first book was not completed as I mentioned in the earlier post about the past favourites.) but the next semi successful ownership was of school tales. Some of the stories in this book I had read previously but a few were new.

School stories of P.G Wodehouse need a bit of research, into the old cricket lingo and usage of certain words that have changed meaning over times( Also that corporal punishment could be meted out by students to their subordinates!). They need to be read slower than the other series because here, it isn’t the tale itself that is important but the flow of the conversation between the carefully reticent boys who do not speak extensively.

There were two stories I had not encountered before which were a jab at Sherlock Holmes and the art of deduction. It was so over the top that it was really ridiculous( By which I mean extremely funny 🙂 )

If you are a P.G Wodehouse fan who has finished most of his books, this is a good set to pick up to complete it all!

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