'You don't analyse such sunlit perfection: you just bask in its warmth and splendour' Stephen Fry
The author of almost a hundred books and the creator of Jeeves,
Blandings Castle, Psmith, Ukridge, Uncle Fred and Mr Mulliner, P.G.
Wodehouse was born in 1881 and educated at Dulwich College. After
two years with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank he became a
full-time writer, contributing to a variety of periodicals. As well
as his novels and short stories, he wrote lyrics for musical
comedies, and at one stage had five shows running simultaneously on
At the age of 93, in the New Year's Honours List of 1975, he received a long-overdue Knighthood, only to die on St Valentine's Day some 45 days later.
The gold standard of English wit ... There is not, and never will
be, anything to touch him -- Christopher Hitchens
It's dangerous to use the word genius to describe a writer, but I'll risk it with him -- John Humphrys
Mr Wodehouse's idyllic world can never stale. He will continue to release future generations from captivity that may be more irksome than our own. He has made a world for us to live in and delight in -- Evelyn Waugh